A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

By Madeleine L'Engle; Jennifer Ehle (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780307916655

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

In this companion volume to "A Wrinkle InTime" (Newbery Award winner) and"A Wind In The Door" fifteen-year-oldCharles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake aperilous journey through time in a desperateattempt to stop the destruction of the world by themad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone intheir quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grownand expecting her first child, but still able toenter her brother's thoughts and emotions by"kything"--goes with him inspirit.

But in overcoming the challenges, CharlesWallace must face the ultimate test of his faith andwill, as he is sent within four people fromanother time, there to search for a way to avert thetragedy threatening them all.

"L'Engle'sgifts are at their most impressive here." --"Publisher's Weekly"

"From the Paperback edition.

About the Author
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.

Jennifer Ehle is a stage and film actress best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice. More recently she played the role of Myrtle Logue in the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech.