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Out of the Wild Night

By Blue Balliett   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545867566 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.8" x 8.53" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545867580 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

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.

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.

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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Chasing Vermeer:

"Balliett is an original... Thick with devilish red herrings, this smart, playful story never stops challenging (and exhilarating) the audience." -- Publishers Weekly

"Puzzles, codes, letters, number and wordplay, a bit of danger, a vivid sense of place, and a wealth of quirky characters enrich the exciting, fast-paced story that's sure to be relished by mystery lovers." -- School Library Journal



Praise for TheWright 3:

* "Another tour de force." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



Praise for The Calder Game:

* "Balliett outdoes herself with this ambitious novel." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Balliett again offers readers new ways to think." -- Booklist, starred review



Praise for The Danger Box:

* "This highly satisfying story will enlighten readers even as it inspires them to think." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A spine-tingling tale... kids are in for an adventure." -- Chicago Sun-Times



Praise for Hold Fast:

"[Blue Balliett's latest and most heart-rending novel... [The multi-faceted Early Pearl, ever observant and always pondering, shines as bright as any diamond." -- New York Time Book Review

* "Wonderful... will pierce all readers." -- Booklist, starred review

* "A moving story of homelessness, family, and the love of words and books... Enthralling and satisfying." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Balliett paints a vivid picture, a literary composition reminiscent of an Impressionist painting . . . Excellent." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"This novel abounds in heart, shining a spotlight on the gritty truths about homelessness." -- Publishers Weekly

"Vivid and compelling." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books