Saturday, April 30, 2011
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry & Ridley Pearson
The following is from a guest reviewer:
Title: Peter and the Starcatchers
Authors: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Premise: "Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. The young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold but the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger. Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerse the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan." (King County Library System)
Opinions: The authors have created an entire backstory for Peter and the other inhabitants of Never Land. I always wondered how Peter could fly and where Tinker Bell came from. I also found Black Stache and Mister Grin quite hysterical at times. Very imaginative, funny, and interesting read. Two more fabulous books followed in the series.