A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Meg Murry O'Keefe and her family are just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when her father gets a phone call from the White House about a madman's threat of nuclear war. Only an old Irish rune seems to hold a clue to averting worldwide disaster, and and when Meg's brother Charles Wallace, now... show more
Meg Murry O'Keefe and her family are just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when her father gets a phone call from the White House about a madman's threat of nuclear war. Only an old Irish rune seems to hold a clue to averting worldwide disaster, and and when Meg's brother Charles Wallace, now fifteen, recites it, a radiant white beast--the unicorn Gaudior--appears to join him on his quest. But there are only twenty-four hours in which to stop tragedy from occurring. Can Charles Wallace, with the help of Gaudior and Meg, possibly succeed?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1979
Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: The Time Quintet (#3)
Wasn't expecting to like this one, but I did. It was a bit episodic, but a pretty complex woven-together plotline. Not as didactic and trippy-for-the-sake-of-trippiness as A Wind in the Door. In fact, the story was so compelling, I found the Murry family and the present-day conflict to be the weak...
I had planned on reading this entire series, but I’m done after this one. I admit defeat. You have defeated me, children’s books. You win. A Swiftly Tilting Planet takes place about nine years after the events of the previous book. A South American dictator is threatening to blow up the world for ...
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle is about the quest to stop a South American dictator from initiating nuclear war. Charles Wallace, with the help of his older sister Meg, must travel through time and manipulate events by "going within" other people in order to prevent this disaster from...
This is the third book in a classic trilogy of children's books that begins with A Wrinkle in Time. It's shelved in the section for the seven to thirteen set, but I've only now read it for the first time as an adult. There are some children's or young adult books I've first read as an adult I've lov...
This was better than A Wind In The Door, but of course not nearly as amazing as A Wrinkle In Time. But this was still good. This takes place several years after the events in A Wrinkle In Time and A Wind In The Door, and Charles Wallace is the main character. This was interesting to read and I reall...