Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken

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Published by Dell in New York .

Written in English

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  • Adventure and adventurers,
  • Fiction,
  • History

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Nine-year-old Dido befriends Dutiful Penitence, daughter of a nineteenth-century whaling-ship captain, and ends up on Nantucket amid villains intent on killing England"s apocryphal James III. The fate of an 11-year-old girl depends on the whimsy of a pink whale. 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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Book details

Statementby Joan Aiken ; illustrated by Robin Jacques
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.A2695 Ni 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24959198M
ISBN 10044046370X
ISBN 109780440463702
OCLC/WorldCa20848873

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Nightbirds on Nantucket. [Joan Aiken] -- The fate of an year-old girl depends on the whimsy of a pink whale. 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 a point, "Nightbirds in Nantucket" was not quite up to the standards of "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" and "Black Hearts in Battersea", as the duo of the strong-willed Dido and the meek little Penitence reminded me a little too much of Bonnie and Sylvia of "Wolves", (especially in "Aunt Tribulation"'s treatment of them), and the Hanoverian plot of conquering King James.

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It's a whale of a lot of fun. Though more than a fraction tamer than The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, the humor is as broad as it was in Black Hearts in Battersea and the plot as thick.

Dido Twait's cockney sounds right at home along with the Nantucket twang. She's eleven years old and awakens after a nine month coma aboard the good ship Sarah Casket, a whaler that.

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In this third book in the series, we see the triumphant return of fan favourite, Dido Twite who was first introduced to us in Black Hearts In Battersea and for a short time, I felt incredibly irritated by until the story developed further and she became.

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Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's.Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria.

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