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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Yearling Books)

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ISBN13: 9780440401582
ISBN10: 0440401585
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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?

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Katherine Stuart, October 25, 2008 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
A Wrinkle in Time, if memory serves, was the very first sci fi/fantasy novel I ever read. I was in the sixth grade at the time and it began a life long love affair with the genre. L’Engle however does not translate well into adult reading. She tends to be simplistic, overly moralistic with characters that are flat and a plot line that is convoluted and contrived.
This book is a later one in the series about Meg and Charles Wallace. It begins with the President asking for Mr. Murry’s advice because Branzillo – a mad South American dictator – is threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb which – for reasons that are unclear – will end all life on Earth. What exactly Mr. Murry is to do is unclear, but Charles Wallace goes to a big flat rock and is guided by a unicorn through time to change the past to change the present. From her bedroom, Meg kyth’s with Charles Wallace to help him through his journey.
The flashback scenes of this imaginary past are vivid and engaging, utterly charming. It’s really too bad the entire novel couldn’t have consisted of this alternative history line.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440401582
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Yearling
Introduction:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Location:
Old Greenwich, CT
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Space and time
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Commemorative Paperback
Series:
The Time Quartet
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
19801215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
18 cm. ;
Age Level:
10-14

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