Nightbirds on Nantucket (The Wolves Chronicles #3)
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 m...more
"At the beginning, Dido is an eccentric, somewhat snappy child, with little to endear her. It is not long, however, before Simon and the reader begin to see something attractive in the ‘‘brat’’ (p. 23). Initially it is her ‘‘forlorn, neglected air ...more
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1. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
2. Black Hearts in Battersea
3. Nightbirds on Nantucket
4. The Stolen Lake
5. The Cuckoo Tree
6. Dido and Pa
8. Cold Shoulder Road
There are more, but these are the best.
You can read them in order, or not (I didn't, and I actually recommend reading Nightbirds on Nantucket first, reading the other two as prequels, and then continuing on in order), but you absolutely must read them, beca ...more
Title: Nightbirds on Nantucket
Author: Joan Aiken
Genre: Children’s Fantasy
Rating: * * *
Review: After reading Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken I have experience a profound feeling to regain the childhood I left behind me some years ago, it is an insane and enriching feeling that should enlighten any adult, child, male or female. The story begins when ten-year old Dido Twite, an English girl, awakens from a ten-month coma aboard an American whaling ship. When Dido recovers, Captain ...more
By the wa ...more
To every rule there are a few exception ...more
After a ten month long sleep, Dido awakes on board a whaler in the m ...more
I finally took it off the shelf to keep myself from making a trip to the bookstore, and I'm truly glad I did. The characters are quirky an ...more
This was my first encounter with Joan Aiken and my favourite aspect of her work was the rich imagery of her characters. It was lovely getting to know every one of them - even the naughty ones - and the author's love of the island of Nantucket was a nice treat. Getting to know a place through the eyes of som ...more
The understanding of Aunt Tribulation was another thing that went wild. Not Aunt Tribulation, but Ms. Slighcarp. Also, if little Deutiful Penitance was locked into a closet, and they tell what t ...more
The plot and intrigue are similar to the tale in its predecessor, but the story as a whole feels more disjoint. Add to this the fact that the crucial plot poin ...more
The idea of the story was unique and the interesting turns in the plot made it a very enjoyable read.
first read in 1974 and many times since. have always stopped at the three though there are many more in the series.
When Dido Twite wakes up from a coma on board a whaling ship, the captain asks her to coax his daughter out of the closet of his room, where she's been ever since her mother died. She succeeds, and then accompanies Dutiful Penitence to her home on Nantucket, where her aunt Tribulation is to look after her. But nothing there is quite what they expect.
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