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Night Birds on Nantucket (Puffin Books) Paperback – May 1969


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (May 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140303464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140303469
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,193,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A zany, original historical fantasy" Sunday Telegraph "Joan Aiken is the best contemporary writer of historical-fantasy we have - and I would not make such a generalisation lightly. This is a quite exceptional book." Susan Hill "Altogther an invigorating book, in which the wit and nonsense make such a sparkling fizz together that it is hard to tell one from the other" Times Literary Supplement "A writer of wild humour" Oxford Companion to Children's Literarture

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This is the third novel in the classic Willoughby Chase series - now consisting of ten titles - and was originally published in l966. Now being reissued with a stunning new cover. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. M. Holt on 18 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback
Contains very slight spoilers for Black Hearts in Battersea

Following directly on from the events that took place at the end of Black Hearts in Battersea we finally get to find out what happened to the wonderful Dido Twite.

Dido wakes up to find herself on a whaling ship having slept for ten months (fed on whale oil and molasses) after having been rescued from a shipwreck. Dido is desperate to get back home to England but before she can do so she has to help Captain Casket's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, who has become scared of absolutely everything following the death at sea of her mother and has locked herself in a cupboard in one of the cabins where she has spent most of the voyage. Dido's journey eventually leads her to the isle of Nantucket where she becomes embroiled in more adventure as she meets one or two of the characters from the earlier books in the Wolves series and has to stop a dastardly Hanoverian plot to assassinate King James III, assisted by a great pink whale.

With several nods to Moby Dick, this instalment of the Wolves Chronicles easily lives up to the previous two and my only regret is that I didn't order the next book in the series along with this one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By amantedofado on 30 Aug. 2006
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From here on in, this series belongs to Dido Twite. There are few characters in fiction like this feisty, unputdownable, gutsy, pure-hearted young girl. Dickens could not have painted her more wonderfully. Her use of slang (Croopus!) and her ability to stick it out through thick and thin make her the perfect heroine. She has no airs or graces, but you know everyone around her can depend on her level head and her wilingness to take on anything and anyone that comes her way. The take on Moby Dick is hilarious, even if a lot of young readers may not get it. And when this is over, Dido comes back again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vdanci on 11 Mar. 2014
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IT WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. VERY EXCITING BUT SHORTER THAN SOME OTHER BOOKS THAT ARE BY JOAN AIKEN (WOLF CHRONICLES)IT WAS SO GOOD I WOULD GIVE IT 90000000000000 STARS IF I COULD!!!
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Following Dido, again we lapped this up as a family, so well written for children from 8-80
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