The Bridge to Never Land (Starcatchers Series #5)

The Bridge to Never Land (Starcatchers Series #5)

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by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, MacLeod Andrews
     
 

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Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some

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Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read—the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories.…

Curious, Sarah and Aidan begin to decipher the mysterious document. At first it’s a game—unraveling the mystery piece by piece, each piece leading them to a new, deeper puzzle.

But soon the game turns strange—and scary. They discover that the “stories” are real, and that what they thought was a fictional battle between good and evil is still going on. And the scariest part is: they have become part of it.

Pursued by a being that can take any form and will stop at nothing to get what it wants from them, Aidan and Sarah embark on a desperate, thrilling quest for help—a quest that leads them to some unforgettable people in some unlikely places, including one that’s not supposed to exist at all. At each step they must solve new puzzles and escape new dangers, all the while knowing that if they fail, the evil they are fleeing will be let loose on an unsuspecting world.

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In the beginning, their attempts at decipherment are just a game. Aidan and Sarah Cooper just want to gain some small glimpse about the meaning of the ancient manuscript; but each piece of the puzzle leads them towards another, ever deeper into the document and the alluring dangerous story it conceals. A new take on the Peter Pan legend by the authors of Peter & The Star Catchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469201306
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Starcatchers Series, #5
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dave Barry is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than two dozen books including The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog; Dave Barry’s Money Secrets; Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys; Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway; and Big Trouble.

Ridley Pearson is the bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including the young adult novel The Kingdom Keepers and the adult thrillers Killer Weekend, Cut and Run, The Pied Piper, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, Beyond Recognition, and Undercurrents.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Miami, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 3, 1947
Place of Birth:
Armonk, New York
Education:
B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
Website:
http://www.davebarry.com

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The Bridge to Never Land 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm big fan of the Peter and the Starcatchers Series, but when I first heard that this book was based on modern time, I wasn't sure it I would like it or not. So, I bought the book not sure if it would be as good as the other books, but to my surprise this book was just as good or even better then the first four books in the series, it was different, but good. I highly recommend that read this book. You will not be disappointed. And it sounds like there might be a 6th book coming out, I hope so!
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Sarah and Aiden Cooper are playing around the house when Aiden accidentally opens a hidden compartment in an antique desk. Inside is an old, mysterious message, and the two quickly decide to follow it and see where it leads. They track leads from Pennsylvania, all the way to London (due to a convenient family trip), then back again through multiple states. But with every mystery they solve, a dark force is gaining strength and chasing their trail behind them. I read the previous four Starcatchers books, and they were just okay. The series had an awesome premise that I was totally drawn to, especially since it related to Peter Pan. But I felt a lot of the books were drawn out too long. There was plenty of action, sure, just not enough interesting story to keep me glued to my seat. With The Bridge to Never Land, I was hooked from the first chapter. The series became self referential and mentioned the previous books by name! How cool is that?? I enjoyed this story much more, perhaps because it took place in modern times, with easily recognized technology and places (Disney World!). Ombra was also better in this book than in previous ones, with his control over Raven's being honestly spooky! I am not sure I agreed with the authors that Sarah was seventeen - she acted much younger. And then the reader is asked to pretty strongly suspend their disbelief towards the end. But these little missteps are largely over shadowed by the fun and action of the rest of the story. Definitely the best book in the Starcatchers series - and would be a great tie-in to the Kingdom Keepers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book, and i am VERY happy with it. The first couple chapters i read completely drew me in, i got to know the characters pretty well, and once i finished the book, i wished all of them were real. I totally cried at the end of the book, and i really hope Dave and Ridley make another one. There are no swear words in this book a far as i know, but there are some very interesting battles. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Ridley Pearson, I personally feel that this book reminds me of his amazing writing, the only thing I have to say about this book that is not the most perfect part of the book is her age, other than that I was hooked to the book all the way through, don't listen to anyone who says this book is bad they are, i think, wrong, Go Ridley Pearson!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books ive read. Id rate the age group 10+ . I also liked the kingdom keepers by ridley pearson. See lightning theif for full books that i liked.- book critic ayden
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the starcatchers books and couldnt wait for this to come out. The others are good so i hope this is too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a aw some book. Its cool and adventurous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and settings aren't elaborately described, which I find disappointing, because I can't REALLY picture what is happening. There is a great plot, though with suspense, action, and some humourous elements. The characters are a bit flat. I would recommend this book to a younger crowd.
Mystryrdr More than 1 year ago
Great  Book.  Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book, if you have not read. READ IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is better than the series it preludes!!!!!!! This would work great if it were somehow tyed into the kingdom keepers series! This my favorite series! Its a great plot. Constant action. Great charecters. Its the best book ever! I love Ridley Pearson's writing. He is my favorite author and I want to meet him! Kingdom Keepers 6 is called dark passage!
The_smart_warriors_reader More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I finished it in two days. Ridley Pearson is my favorite author ever!!!! This is JUST AS GOOD as the Kingdom Keepers Books, and it is THE BEST of the Peter and the Starcatchers series. I highly recommend it. The only thing I didn't like was Sarah's age. There's no way a seventeen year old girl would act like that. I think they should have had her at fifteen at most. Other than that, I have no complaints! If you are thinking about reading this the answer is yes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! Love the Disney World parts, being a disney addict as well. My only complaint is that they have not made a second book from this one! The ending had me ready for another and there hasn't been one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher read this to us in fourth grade and I loved it! My only issue is that I want to see what happens to the characters. We don't know if there is going to be another book and it bothers me because the story was not completly wrapped up. It also ended on a cliff hanger! So, if there is another book please tell me!! Otherwise, the book an the series was a wonderful read! You guys should try it! :)
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Si I put my wish list in order of most popular and this cranked out as the lowest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, just not as good as peter and the starcatchers
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This is a great series that boys will enjoy. I read the first book Peter and the Starcatchers and enjoyed the short chapters that were so exciting you wanted to keep reading. My youngest boy is 12 and he read this this book, Bridge to Neverland in 3 days. He thought it was really good. My 14 year old son read it in 2 days and thought it was the best in the series.
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