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Out of the wild night : a ghost story /

by Balliett, Blue [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545867566; 0545867568.Subject(s): Ghost stories | Haunted houses -- Juvenile fiction | Historic preservation -- Juvenile fiction | Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- Fiction | Historic preservation -- Fiction | Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way--but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island.
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Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs.<br> <br> <br> <br> The ghosts have chosen a few local kids to save the island against the adults who would do it harm. But the kids can't be sure how the ghosts are going to act. Things tend to disappear when ghosts are around. People tend to get trapped - especially if they're up to no good. Only the kids can make things right . . . if the ghosts will let them.<br> <br> <br> <br> Out of the Wild Night is master storyteller Blue Balliett at her spooky best, a spellbinding tale about the haunted residents of a very special place.

Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way--but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island.

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Horn Book Review

Mary, a Nantucket ghost, and a group of local children struggle to save the island's centuries-old homes--and the spirits who inhabit them--from demolition. The novel is slow to pick up steam and narrative shifts can be jarring. That said, Balliett masterfully builds a sense of place with lyrical details ("Rafters and corner posts shiver in their sudden nudity"), and a surprise ending is satisfying. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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