Master storyteller Blue Balliett, the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer, will be at An Unlikely Story to introduce her new middle grade novel, Out of the WIld Night, an unforgettable story about an island haunted by the past . . . and the ghosts who must help with the present. Nantucket is full of ghosts, and they are determined to help the present and protect the island for the future with the help of the local kids. Blue will discuss all things writing, her books, and best of all, ghosts in her presentation followed by a book signing.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including Hold Fast, Chasing Vermeer (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at blueballiettbooks.com.