Nightbirds on Nantucket (Wolves Chronicles Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Having had enough of life on board the ship that saved her from a watery grave, Dido Twite wants nothing more than to sail home to England. Instead, Captain Casket's ship lands in Nantucket, where Dido and the captain's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, are left in the care of Dutiful's sinister Aunt Tribulation. In Tribulation's farmhouse, life is unbearable. When mysterious men lurk about in the evening fog, the resourceful Dido rallies against their shenanigans with help from Dutiful, a cabinboy named Nate, and a ...
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Nightbirds on Nantucket (Wolves Chronicles Series #3)

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Overview

Having had enough of life on board the ship that saved her from a watery grave, Dido Twite wants nothing more than to sail home to England. Instead, Captain Casket's ship lands in Nantucket, where Dido and the captain's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, are left in the care of Dutiful's sinister Aunt Tribulation. In Tribulation's farmhouse, life is unbearable. When mysterious men lurk about in the evening fog, the resourceful Dido rallies against their shenanigans with help from Dutiful, a cabinboy named Nate, and a pink whale.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Originally written in 1966, this is a book well worth revisiting. A Nantucket whaler finds the oddly named heroine, Dido Twite, adrift in the North Sea. For months she lays unconscious, carefully nursed by a cabin boy named Nate. When she emerges from her long sleep, she is revealed to be a plucky English daredevil capable of keeping up with Nate aboard ship, but assigned to the task of bringing the captain's motherless daughter, Penitence, out of her isolation. Pen's father is off on a glorious quest, the pursuit of an elusive pink whale. While he chases this phantom, Pen and Dido are sent back to Nantucket to live with her evil Aunt Tribulation who, it turns out, is a treacherous impostor plotting to blow up the island. Exciting, intricate, and beautifully literate, this is a book to be read aloud like Dickens--chapter by wonderful chapter--to an audience of avid listeners awaiting the next quirky character and the next tangle in the unwinding tale. 1999, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 8 to 14, $15.00 and $5.95. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547530727
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/25/1999
  • Series: Wolves Chronicles Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 550,749
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 139 KB

Meet the Author

Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Ember's Demise

    I spun around facing Ember..."Ember?" I croaked...she nodded and she broke the glass and i carefuly stepped out facing my childhood friend. She had black hair and green eyes...the cons playing cards spun around and tried to grab me but me and Ember escaped...we ran and ran faster and faster...we darted here and there to and fro...until we met Blacklark the loner.."what od you want?" I growled to my brother...he smirked and raised his sword...i unsheathed my own ready to protect my friend..."on gaurd!" I yelped and waved my sword in his face clumsily...he smirked as he saw Ember out of the corned of his eye..."what?i am i that bad?" I said. He smirked again and turne to the unarmed Ember and stabed her square in the chest and cackled and flew away..."COWARD!" I yelled fighting backthe tears that came..i looked down at the dieing ember and she spoke her last words.."i live...to serve..." she croaked and she was gone...literaly...i bit back the tears and leaned against a building thinking..."if i see Blacklark again,hes a gona get!" I whispered and closed my eyes,thinking...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    To Nightbird

    I'm caught up into your story now. So good!
    {•Silverbullet•}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Echo

    Keep it going. Im caught in it now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Optimus

    Ur doin good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    Awesome

    This book should get a reward gor awesomeness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    My favorite book!

    This book was so good! I've been visiting Nantucket Island since I was born and my parents have been going many years earlier so I know what the author is talking about. I reccomend this book for anyone ages 10 to 15.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2001

    Night-Birds on Nantucket is worth 5 stars

    This book was OUTSTANDING!!!!! I loved it very much. It was also suspendeing to find out what was going to happen to the huge gun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2000

    Brilliant. Just plain good.

    For those that haven't read Joan Aiken's books, they're really missing out on a lot. Nightbirds on Nantucket and Black Hearts in Battersea were two of my favorite books when I was a kid. They're extremely imaginative--the characters are delightfully different from the more common characters you usually find in children's book. They seem to be able to create a whole new world for kids, one which takes the reader on exciting adventures and into dangerous situations. I mean, seriously, how many authors are brave enough to create such gory, even gothic story lines for kids to read? :-) Plus, Edward Gorey is just plain awesome and his illustrations add immensely to the books. You really just can't go wrong with Gorey and Aiken together.

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