Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Starcatchers Series #2)

Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Starcatchers Series #2)

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by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
     
 

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In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we discover Peter leaving the relative safety of Mollusk Island-along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell-for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. It

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In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we discover Peter leaving the relative safety of Mollusk Island-along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell-for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. It seems that the dreaded Ombra has a variety of mysterious powers including the ability to make shadows disappear. When Peter reaches London, he sets out to find the indomitable Molly. Together they must combat Ombra's terrible forces to both protect the Starcatchers and the treasured starstuff and most importantly to rescue Molly's mother from the clutches of evil. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have done it again-written a compulsively readable, impossible-to-put-down tale that will delight readers of all ages.

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The sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers grabs you by the collar and pins you against a wall. In this exciting novel, Peter abandons the calm of Mollusk Island to pursue a dangerous mission in the dark, distant streets of London. With Tinker Bell as his companion, Peter searches through the unfriendly great city even as the slithering man/beast called Lord Ombra hovers nearby, plotting to unleash his dreaded powers. Exhilarating reading for children.
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
In this sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and Molly are in London and face something even more fierce than Captain Hook—one of the others. Lord Ombra is an other who is after the starstuff, and he will do anything to get it. Peter and Molly quickly learn that if Lord Ombra can touch a shadow, then Lord Ombra can not only steal the shadow, he can control the shadow's owner. With heightened adventure, suspense, and dark villains, Peter must be twice as resourceful in order to make it back to Never Land and the lost boys. Although the book is quite long (well over 500 pages), the adventure and suspense propels readers deep within the story. This next installment of the story adds rich layers to each of the main characters. For example, when Peter sees that Molly has grown and he has not, he realizes how truly different he really is. Not only are the main characters growing, but familiar personalities also make cameos (James Barrie saves Peter from a street urchin.) With heaps of personality and daring adventure, this tale is sure to please Peter Pan fans—old and new alike.
VOYA
Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook are back in this delightful sequel to the popular Peter and the Starcatchers (Hyperion, 2004/VOYA December 2004). The story begins with Peter and his fellow orphans living comfortably on the remote Mollusk Island, which they have dubbed Never Land. Molly, the intrepid heroine of the first book, is back in London with her parents, who are guardians of a powerful substance known as "starstuff." Peter's only problem is boredom, which he alleviates by taunting Captain Hook and the other marooned pirates. Peter also feels uneasy because the powers he has obtained from the starstuff, including the ability to fly and to never grow old, have forever set him apart from his friends. The peace of island life is shattered when the sinister Lord Ombra and his henchmen come searching for the starstuff. Ombra discovers the starstuff is in London with Molly's family, so Peter and Tink undertake a dangerous journey to warn Molly. Peter makes it to London in time to rescue Molly, but Molly's mother is kidnapped by Ombra. This sequel is even better than its predecessor, with all the excitement and magic but more drama and suspense. Lord Ombra is a frightening and formidable villain, a not-quite-human creature who has the ability to control people by stealing their shadows. There is not quite as much humor here, but the more complex characters and relationships make the story more compelling. It is an exciting, rousing read perfect for fantasy adventure fans. VOYA CODES: 5Q 5P M J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006,Hyperion, 464p., Ages 11 to 15.
—Amy Luedtke

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423108559
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Series:
Starcatchers Series, #2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
43,962
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize - winning author of more than a dozen books, including Dave Barry's Money Secrets; Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys; Dave Barry Slept Here; Big Trouble; and Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Escape from the Carnivale, and Cave of the Dark Wind. Ridley Pearson is the best-selling author of eighteen novels, including The Kingdom Keepers;Cut and Run; The Body of David Hayes; The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer; Beyond Recognition; Parallel Lies; and No Witnesses. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Greg Call studied graphic design at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. After graduating in 1983, he worked as an Art Director at the Colorado Institute of Art until the desire to do more illustrative work found him in Pasadena, California, attending The Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation in 1988, he began working freelance for clients in music, entertainment, and publishing. Greg has been recognized for his work repeatedly, including awards from the Society of Illustrators and Addy awards among others.

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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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Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Starcatchers Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 204 reviews.
Toadstar More than 1 year ago
This action thriller is one you will never put down! I know I couldn't. No matter what I was doing, I'd sneak peeks at the parts I was at, and it was such an amazing book! Join our heroes Peter, Molly, and George Darling in this awesome and-there's no other word for it-AMAZING book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!!! Dave and Ridley make an unbelievable team!!! With all the twist and turns I couldn't put it down. I hope to get the next book soon. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best in the series, though I have not been able to grasp my hands on the therd one. It had so many twists, atleast 10. The author(s) overlapped each adventure nicly.
Harry-son More than 1 year ago
In this sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers, a new trouble arrives at Mollusk Island, in the form of a ship captained by The evil Nerezza and Mr Slank, who are searching for the trunk of starstuff that the Starcatchers spirited away in the first book. Peter can handle them and their angry gang of pirates blindfolded, but peter is no match for one unhuman passenger that is hiding in the shadows of Nerezza's ship. When the bad guys learn that the trunk is in London, they sail off in pursuit of it, and it takes not only the efforts of Peter, but also Tinker Bell, and Peter's friend Molly's Starcatcher family to ensure that it is returned to outer space before Lord Ombra can use it to rule the world.
If you are into a good fantasy novel that will keep you turning the pages, than I would suggest that you Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must have this book. Awesome for kids 10 through 13
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this exciting sequal to Peter And The Starcatchers, Peter finds himself in England once more when a mysterious force 'visits' the island in search of the Starstuff.But Peter does not visit England for a enjoyfull visit as the author leads you to believe at the end of the first book, but on a mission to save molly's life and family,once more... Will Peter make it in time to save his friend? Will Peter be able to find Molly, in the danger that is England? Will the Starstuff finally be safe? Read on to find out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is my favorite book out of all the books in this series! It's also kind of creepy because of that Lord Ombra guy( or I should say " thing" ). But still, it is an amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrow all these books from the library. The first two are my fave and i check them out so often i practically own them. They may as well let me buy them cus i would pay SO much for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually commented on the first 1 so u guys may remember me. I am in love with these books and with Rick Riordons books. I carry one of these books or one of Riordons books with me at all times. Even though i dont own any of the peter and the starcatchers series. I just get them at the library and carry them around. If u like fantisy, i would definetly reccomend this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2 fave next to the bible!!!!!!! -Piper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first book! So I had to read this one. I was having a hard time with it at first, but then I got it in the library at my school, and I got more into it and read it morr on my NookColor a bit. :-P I cannot wait for the next one. They should make movies out of these. That'd be AWESOME!!! *~*Awesome Sauce*~*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Still liked the first book better. I personally find it weird that Peter and Molly havn't kissed yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most suspencful book out of the Peter and the Starcatchers series! I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened to Peter and Molly, and how they defeated Lord Ombra!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an amazing book, i never knew how it all happened. exciting!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book! Though it wasn't as good as the 1st and 3rd I loved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read all but one of these and out of those two I think this is the best. I don't want to give any secrets so i'll just say it's outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for readers who like a story that is full of adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first saw this book my simile was brighter than the sun!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave the first book five stars and the beginning of the second five too. The only thing i am dissapointed about is that i have tried to buy the whole book, but i keep just getting the sample. I give 1 star for that. I really want that next book. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, fun new content while remaining true to original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good charItor development, stayed on story line and keep me involved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peter (of Neverland fame) hitches a ride on a ship filled with Very Bad Men and goes back to London to warn his friend Molly of the danger that races towards her and her family. The Starchasers are in grave trouble this time. This is a great, fun book. Inventive, funny, fast-paced. The characters are fleshed-out and believable. The baddies are very bad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is a great sequel to a great original. I recomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have given it 5 stars but, I think it's so~ sad that Peter is stuck a boy forever and cannot be with Molly. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What are you haters talking about?! ALL YOU SEEM TO DO IS POUT!!! SO JUST BE NICE YOU HEARTS OF ICE!!!!!! &!?*$%#+-:;":
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some fun facts that you probably recognized about this book: 1. The moment it mentioned George Darling (Wendy's dad) I realized that Molly is Mrs. Darling from the actual Peter Pan! Which is kind of sad, seeing how Peter and Molly's relationdhip doesn't get much farther than the Friend Zone. :( 2. The shadows actually have more meaning than you think. Remember at the beginning of the original Peter Pan? He tried to stick back on his SHADOW, which had SEPARATED FROM HIS BODY!!!!!! 3. Shining Pearl is probably some ancestor of Tiger Lily. They are very similar, although in the original Peter Pan, it was the Piccaninny tribe, not the Mollusks. 4. Best cameo ever with J.M Barrie saving Peter's life!!!!!! There are probably other things I forgot, but I cant write them all down. :) :) :)