I have purchased several copies of this book, autographed by the authored at a book signing, as gifts and the children I've given it to have truly loved it. Captain Mateboer is a statuesque gentleman and a real cruise captain on the Holland America Cruise Lines. He is very impressive in person and writes in such a way that captivates a child's imagination. It is my understanding that he is already in development for a new Peter adventure. I can't wait for the next book to come out. It will be on my list again for children this coming year.