A Swiftly Tilting Planet

A Swiftly Tilting Planet Summary

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, the Murry and O'Keefe Families enlist the help of the unicorn, Gaudior, to save the world from imminent nuclear war.

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.

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novelby Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.

Intergalactic P.S. 3by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time in this standalone story!

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins(Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young


The Joys of Love

Book Reviews


Excellent5 star

Excellent book.55


Ok2 star

The first two books were stunning, but it was a chore to read the book. I eventually finished it but I took me almost a whole month. When I read it I was in 3rd grade though, so I’d recommend it for older ages.25

Aadit Mathur

Great Book!5 star

The books I have read so far in this series have been great, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet does not disappoint. With vivid detail and a great plot line, this book is a must-read.55


No… I don’t recommend.2 star

The first two books are great, but this one is like a dull pencil you can’t sharpen anymore.25


J4 star

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The first two books were good, this wasnt2 star

The first 2 books in this series were definitely worth reading, but there was something about this book that made so it couldn't hold my attention. I attempted to continue reading and i think it was the randomness, how it kept changing that really got annoying. I eventually stopped reading and simply found another book.25

Kit Kat🐱

Great!5 star

The book was great! I hope everyone who reads it enjoys it.55

Review Books

Creative Book award5 star

When you jut begin to read it, your eyes will be attached to it like when you stare into your boyfriends mesmerizing eyes. The setting is immensely wonderful that you will escape into Wales where unicorns can take you to any tumultuous times of history. They are trying to discover a secret that will hit your with realization at the end.55

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