A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)

Madeleine L'Engle

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0312368569

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a 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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the sense that keeping a clean house was work, or having a nine-to-five job in a factory or office was work. —How could that woman have produced my husband? Meg wondered for the hundredth time, and imaged Calvin’s alert expression and open smile.—Mother says there’s more to her than meets the eye, but I haven’t seen it yet. All I know is that she doesn’t like me, or any of the family. I don’t know why she came for dinner. I wish she hadn’t. The twins had automatically taken over their old job

closed, and it waved tiny fists in searching gestures, and its little mouth opened and closed as though it were sipping its strange new element, air. “Oh, taste and see,” Zylle murmured, and touched her lips softly to the dark fuzz on the baby’s head. His copper skin was still moist from the effort of birth and the humidity of the day. In the distance, thunder growled. “His eyes?” Brandon whispered. “Blue. Goody Adams says the color of the eyes often changes, but Bran’s won’t. No baby could

too exhausted to write, he slid into a shallow sleep, filled with vivid dreams in which Bran and the Vespugian colony were more real than chilly Merioneth. He was at the flat rock in his dream, the rock where he used to meet Zillah when he sought privacy. But instead of Zillah there was a boy, perhaps twelve years old, dressed in strange, shabby clothes. The boy was lying on the rock, and he, too, was dreaming, and his dream and Matthew’s merged. Gedder is after Gwen. Stop him. The baby must

taught me that there is no such thing as coincidence.” “Charles Wallace still hasn’t said anything.” Meg looked to her small brother. Dennys asked, “What about it, Charles?” He shook his head slowly. He looked bewildered. “I don’t know. I think I’m supposed to do something, but I don’t know what. But if I’m meant to do something, I’ll be told.” “By some little men from outer space?” Sandy asked. “Something in me will tell me. I don’t think any of us wants more salad. Let’s turn out the

taught me that there is no such thing as coincidence.” “Charles Wallace still hasn’t said anything.” Meg looked to her small brother. Dennys asked, “What about it, Charles?” He shook his head slowly. He looked bewildered. “I don’t know. I think I’m supposed to do something, but I don’t know what. But if I’m meant to do something, I’ll be told.” “By some little men from outer space?” Sandy asked. “Something in me will tell me. I don’t think any of us wants more salad. Let’s turn out the

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