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Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter Pan)

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter Pan) [Kindle Edition]

Dave Barry , Ridley Pearson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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"Peter Pan fans will find much to like in a what-if scenario that plays respectful tribute to the original." Publisher's Weekly"

Book Description

The New York Times bestselling prequel to J. M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6436 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (21 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #375,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy explained through science fiction 13 Jan 2008
Don't get me wrong. I like this book. In what concerns adventure and action, it's very good. But trying to explain the fantasy of Neverland and Peter Pan through Science Fiction wasn't the best way to explain things. The authors take all the imagination and childlike dreaming out of the equation through the use of the so called Starstuff. It makes people and objects fly, creates strange beings...but how, for instance do you explain fairy-dust? And the way J.M. Barrie tells of the beggining of Fairies? Peter is unable to grow? Barrie tells that he chooses not to, rather than being forced into it. Don't bring Neverland into Reality, mr. Dave Barry. You'll take the best part out of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 14 Oct 2006
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
It's always interesting, at least to me, to read a book that is the retelling of a beloved childhood tale. Whether it be a retold fairy tale such as Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, or a classic such as Peter Pan, these new spins on old stories usually fall into one of two categories--terribly bad remakes, or truly amazing, imaginative stories with new twists. Thankfully, authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS into the latter.

In this rendering, Peter is an orphan about the ship Never Land. He's become the leader of sorts to the other young orphans who have been sold into slavery to King Zarboff the Third, evil ruler of Rundoon. Not long after Peter and his boys board the boat, he meets Molly Aster. The fourteen-year old daughter of the new Ambassador of Rundoon is unlike any other girl Peter has ever met. Actually, the only other girl he remembers seeing in a very long time was the daughter of the Headmaster of St. Norbert's Home for Wayward Boys.

Peter's increasing infatuation with Molly is challenged when she lets him in on a secret--she is an apprentice Starcatcher, one who guards the magical starstuff from the Others who would use it to do harm. Starstuff is magic that, when it falls to Earth, it brings about increased intelligence, happiness, and even the ability to fly. Although Peter is, at first, quite skeptical of Molly and her Starcatcher business, he soon learns that she's being nothing but truthful.

Add to the story the dreaded Pirate Black Stache and the evil pirate crew of the ship the Sea Devil, and you have an interesting story. Throw in the a shipwreck, a missing cargo of starstuff, mermaids, a flying crocodile, and island dwellers that just may be cannibals, and the story goes from interesting to amazing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 7 Jun 2006
By Tori
I picked this book up out of a box of children's books at work just for something to read and I was gripped from the very beginning. This is a brilliant book from beginning to end. It tells the story of Peter Pan before he became the Peter Pan read about in the classic book. It delves deeper into the background of the character coming up with reasons for why Peter can fly, why he has Tink, why he doesn't grow any older....It's a truly good read and I'm looking forward to the next one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pan Fan Review 13 May 2011
It was an easy and fairy decent read but the reason I give it little praise is because it's as if Barry and Pearson have never read J.M Barrie's classic. The characters and all wrong. Hook (or `Black Moustache' as he is poorly named) has no sense of his usual `good form', and Peter has no charisma whatsoever. I could list all the things wrong with this `prequel' but it would be one long list. It's a shame adults always feel the need to rationalise and explain everything. The story lacks imagination and, quite frankly, a plot. The entire story surrounds several flat and tediously written characters chasing a chest, over many many chapters. Do the writers not remember all the adventures Peter could have in one single day? I do not recommend this to any Peter Pan fan, not that anything will beat the original anyway.
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