- Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (Sept. 11 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440360374
- ISBN-13: 978-0440360377
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 7 x 19.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 816 g
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,037,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Time Quartet: A Swiftly Tilting Planet; A Wind in the Door; A Wrinkle in Time; Many Waters Paperback – Sep 11 2001
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With very special cover illustrations by Peter Sís and an introduction in each novel by the author, this boxed set of Madeleine L'Engle's modern-day classic series in paperback is much welcome! L'Engle challenges concepts of time, space, and the power of good over evil in each of her four riveting novels. Sís's original new cover illustrations capture the hopeful innocence of the characters and the quirky cosmic tensions of the universe. In her introduction, L'Engle writes, "What a delight to see these beautiful new covers for the Time Quartet. It is another indication that stories have a life of their own, and that they say different things to different people at different times. And it is an affirmation that story is true and takes us beyond the facts into something far more real."
The handsome paperback set includes the 1963 Newbery Medal winner, A Wrinkle in Time, plus A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award, and Many Waters. Every young reader should experience L'Engle's captivating contribution to children's literature. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
"L’Engle’s gifts are at their most impressive here." — Publishers Weekly on A Swiftly Tilting Planet
"L’Engle is above all a skillful storyteller, and every admirer of A Wrinkle in Time will have fun with Many Waters." — The New York Times Book Review on Many Waters
"Through a day and night of terror, the forces of good and evil fight for the life of a boy and the ultimate salvation of mankind." — Publishers Weekly on A Wind in the Door
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The later books are worthy successors to the original. If you missed them you might wish to read them even if you're a nominal "adult." Better still, read them to, or with, your children.
It'll do you all a universe of good.
I think Madeline L'Engle is a wonderful writer , a had a hard time looking for books for my age and then I discovered ,N¿Madeline L'Engle and fell inlove with her books .
The plot is interesting, the characters a re interesting , I really loved her books ,they are WAY much better than Harry Potter , which in my opinion is very tragic ,but is a good book too.
They're all great books that I think everyone who believes in/ likes magic should love. I LOVE THESE BOOKS AND THIS AUTHOR!!!!!!
A Wind in the Door: This was another great book. It includes the same characters as before (except the Mrs. W's) plus new characters. The words that Meg used in the book near the end were so inspiring......So inspirational. It's super, but the first book is a little better.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet: I was upset to read about my favorite characters in the future, but I got over it once Gaudior and the "rune" was introduced. I now use the rune in the book every day! The book contains more than one plot as Charles Wallace continues to go "within" other people from the past. Truly amazing.
Many Waters: I thought it was interesting to see Sandy and Dennys get a turn. But it turns out, I didn't like this as much as the other three. I mean, once I read the title, I had an idea it was about Noah and the flood. When I read the word, "Noah" in the book, it became a bore. I've read and reread the story of Noah and the flood so many times...Must I do it again? But it was a bit interesting, with the nephilim and seraphim. It was a so-so book......But the other three reign supreme!
Overall, these books, individually are nothing much. But if you put them together in the series that they are, it turns into an exciting adventure! My friend began reading book 1, he stopped at page 21. He said it didn't make sense. IT MAKES LOTS OF SENSE! I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!
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