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by Blue Balliett

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Blue Balliett
ISBN: 0892727179
ISBN13: 978-0892727179
Language: English
Publisher: Down East Books (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 232
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Blue Balliett (born 1955 in New York) is an American author, best known for her award-winning novel for children, Chasing Vermeer. She was born Elizabeth Balliett, but her family started calling her Blue shortly after her birth.

Blue Balliett (born 1955 in New York) is an American author, best known for her award-winning novel for children, Chasing Vermeer. Chasing Vermeer, released by Scholastic Press in 2004, is her best-known and most highly praised book. Illustrated by Brett Helquist, it concerns the fictitious theft of a painting by 17th-century Dutch artist Jan Vermeer

Blue Balliett's writing is absorbing.

Blue Balliett's writing is absorbing. The reader is pulled in and then the door closes behind you and you are engulfed, you are face to face with the unknown. This is good reading.

The 44 tales in this book were collected as oral history. Some of these spirits are benign, even protective; others terrorize the humans who encounter them.

Nantucket Ghosts book. Blue Balliett's The Ghosts of Nantucket is a traditional ghost story book which features "true stories" of haunted houses on Nantucket. I chose to read it because I just love Blue Balliett's other books, but it is very different. It was okay, but not inspiring. A collection of ghost stories as told to Blue Balliett by residents of Nantucket.

Nantucket is a corner of the world that is hard to leave or forget, writes Blue Balliett. Blue Balliett spent fifteen years collecting the forty-four stories in this book. Apparently, this is true not just for islanders and visitors, but also for some ghosts who linger on that island off the coast of Cape Cod. Formerly one of the most prosperous whaling ports in the world, and with a long list of movers and shakers, this tiny island has long influenced the history of the United States. Today the home of just 10,000 year-round residents, the island also boasts an impressive number of ghosts.

Blue Balliett is an American author, best known for her award-winning novel for children, Chasing Vermeer

Blue Balliett is an American author, best known for her award-winning novel for children, Chasing Vermeer. Chasing Vermeer, released by Scholastic Press in 2004, is her best-known and most highly praised book Illustrated by Brett Helquist, it concerns the fictitious theft of a painting by 17th-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. A sequel, The Wright 3, was released in April, 2006, and a third, The Calder Game, was published two years later, in April 2008. The Danger Box was published in August 2010. Her next book, "Hold Fast" was published in 2013. Soon after, in 2015, Balliett published Pieces and Players.

January 2006 : USA Paperback.

Blue Balliett When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together . Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket.

This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art. When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered.

Nantucket Island has just more than 10,000 year-round residents ― and a sizeable population of very real ghosts. The 44 tales in this book were collected as oral history. Some of these spirits are benign, even protective; others terrorize the humans who encounter them. All are memorable.
Comments to eBook Nantucket Ghosts
FRAY
This book was a page-turner right from the beginning. This is quite simply one of the best ghost story collections I have ever read, especially for one that is concerned with such a concise regional area. The stories are well varied, the writing is snappy and moves right along, and the storytellers keep nicely to the point. There's no embellished fluff or rehashing of old legends here. ALL of these stories are first-hand accounts witnessed by contemporary people. Some of these tales will make you smile, some will make you chuckle, and others will quite effectivley put a lead ball in the pit of your stomach.

The author has nicely captured the essence of Nantucket by letting the people describe their heritage for themselves. Her detailed descriptions of the architecture bring alive these places for you. Nantucket is one of those places you'll never forget once you have been there, and these candid people will help show you why. In addition to all the local history and genealogy, doors open and close, sturdy latches won't stay shut, lights turn on and off, voices of all types haunt present day residents, ghostly footsteps abound, and much more! I was especially intrigued by the lady whose entire family of ancestors seems to be staying on in her house with her.

Having grown up in a Massachusetts home built in 1788, I can appreciate the value the residents place on preserving their historical and generational traditions. This book will give you a real sense of how these people relate to their island, their homes, and their living history. If you are interested in Nantucket, or just love curling up with a good ghost story or two, this one's for you.
Kefym
I usually go to Nantucket for a couple weeks with a small group of friends every summer...we love it there! Including the history of the island and after I found this book I had to read it....as long as you believe in the after life it's defiantly a good read. It would have been cool to know which home it was that went with each story but I understand the discrepancy. The book was written very well with maybe two typos. But besides that it was hard to stop reading once I started reading another story...
Olelifan
It is NOT a new as of 2006 book.

It is a compilation of The Ghosts of Nantucket and Nantucket Hauntings.

That being said, both of those books are keepers and it's nice to have them both in one place.

And what makes this book so great? Because it's so believable. When people I know tell me about ghostly experiences they've had, they all tend to recount them just like the people in these accounts do, with matter-of-fact descriptions and no sensationalism. Most of these accounts are not extremely scary, just strange and unsettling, but a few of them are very, very disturbing.
Yozshujind
Our vacation this year was in Nantucket which is a terrific destination. There is so much history, beauty and fun. This book gave us such interesting personal experiences for those people who live on the island. Added to our fun!
Cobyno
How could one place have so many ghostly phenomena?
I never felt one thing when visiting!
I do believe the accounts,though.
One story seemed more of a poltergeist than a hunting.
Mopimicr
I am not a ghost/ ghoul book reader so I dont know how to compare this with other books in this genre. I actually found this book after enjoying the author's Chasing Vermeer series with my kids. That said, I really enjoyed this book. my kids even loved hearing some of the stories aloud. It contains very well told first person accounts-- good for retelling around a campfire. I'm very sceptical of ghosts etc..but it will make you think..Goosebumps.
Landamath
The people you will meet in these accounts are lovely people. People you'd want to have over for dinner, or ask to recommend a book to you. People you might have sit your dog or borrow a cup of sugar from. And they have some very scary things to say. You may or may not believe in ghosts when you begin this book, but after finishing it, you'll have to wonder. Not recommended for bedtime reading!
Clearly this is an early effort by Blue Balliette. I enjoyed the stories each of the characters had to tell.
But I'm waiting for a new book by her. We have loved all the 'Calder Kids' books and are eagerly awaiting something new and exciting for the kids!
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