A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Madeleine L'Engle

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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In this companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything"--goes with him in spirit. Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and his will as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.

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"Charles Wallace (A Wrinkle in Time), now 15, Meg, and the Murrys reappear in an intricately woven fantasy in which the boy time-spins through a tangle of history to find and mend the broken link that threatens to disturb the harmony of today." --Starred, Booklist

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Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L’Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts.  Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L’Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.  Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L’Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.  Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L’Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 1978
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374373627
ISBN10: 0374373620
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 850L
F&P Level A-Z: V
AR Quiz Number: 6398
AR Points: 10

$19.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Square Fish
May 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312368609
ISBN10: 0312368607
Middle-Grade Fiction
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 850L
F&P Level A-Z: V
AR Quiz Number: 6398
AR Points: 10

$6.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312368562
ISBN10: 0312368569
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 850L
F&P Level A-Z: V

$6.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 1978
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429994347
ISBN10: 1429994347
Middle-Grade Fiction288 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 850L

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