Nightbirds on Nantucket (Wolves Chronicles Series #3)

Nightbirds on Nantucket (Wolves Chronicles Series #3)


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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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ISBN-13: 9780395971246
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Wolves Chronicles Series , #3
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About 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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Nightbirds on Nantucket 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
curioussquared on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some of the best children's novels available are by Joan Aiken. This is the first book of hers I read and I enjoyed it possibly even more than all of the others. These books need more advertising - all kids need to read them!
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The sequel to The Wolves of Wilhoughby Chase and Black Hearts In Battersea.Dido Twite awakens on a Nantucket whaler, having slept for ten months after being rescued from a shipwreck in the arctic. Now, before she can make her way back to her beloved England, she must help Captain Casket's daughter Dutiful Penitence face her fear of everything other than Bible study and needlepoint. No easy task in the face of Pen's new guardian, the sinister Aunt Tribulation! But is Aunt Trib all she appears to be? This is a mystery, an adventure story, and a very, very funny book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm caught up into your story now. So good! {•Silverbullet•}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep it going. Im caught in it now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ur doin good
Santiago Bustamante More than 1 year ago
This book should get a reward gor awesomeness
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.