Three children become involved in dimensions they do not understand. Time travel takes us to meet the wonders of the unexpected. Read on!
Meg Murry O’Keefe and her family are about to share Thanksgiving dinner when her father answers a phone call from Washington about a madman’s threat of nuclear war.
Only an old Irish rune appears to hold a clue to averting global disaster.
Also, when her brother Charles, interprets the relic, a radiant white beast – the unicorn Gaudior – appears to join him on his crusade. But there are only twenty-four hours in which to prevent the tragedy from happening. Can Charles Wallace, with the aid of Gaudior and Meg, perhaps succeed?
However, there are only twenty-four hours in which to prevent the tragedy from happening. Can Charles Wallace, with the aid of Gaudior and Meg, perhaps succeed?
Adapted from: Time Quintet – Madeleine L’Engle. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.madeleinelengle.com/books/time-quintet/
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New Yorker, Madeleine L’Engle, (1918–2007) wrote more than 60 books.
Her most famous of work is "A Wrinkle In Time" (1962), winner of the Newbery Prize in 1963. L’Engle proceeded the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other stories.
She also wrote a famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960), which had some autobiographical elements.
Madeleine L’Engle’s last work, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age novel she wrote back in the 1940's.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
Children Fantasy Science Fiction Young Adults
May 1, 2007
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This book is a fascinating science-fiction story that in many aspects brought back to my mind the idea of the "Butterfly Effect, developed by the scientist, Edward Lorenz, in 1963.