Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Starcatchers Series #2)

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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 ...

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Overview

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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  • Ridley Pearson & Dave Barry
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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.
From The Critics
Last seen in the bestselling Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter Pan and friends return for another rollicking adventure. This time, the action moves from Mollusk Island (Never Land, for the uninitiated) to cold, dangerous London, where Peter's friend Molly is in grave danger. A mysterious, caped evildoer, Lord Ombra, is hunting Molly and her family for their trunk full of starstuff (the fairy dust that makes people fly, among other things). Can Peter and Tinker Bell reach Molly before Lord Ombra does? Tinged with humor, each action-packed chapter makes a compelling read-aloud for younger kids and an addictive page-turner for independent readers. (Ages 8 to 12)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006
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 Editions
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Series: Peter and the Starcatchers Series , #2
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 59,929
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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.

Biography

In the introduction to Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, the author addresses the desirability of his job as a humor writer and syndicated columnist. "It looks so easy!" he wrote. "...Every year, hundreds of thousands of people try their hand at this demanding profession. After a few months, almost all of them have given up and gone back to the ninth grade."

Yes, Barry is juvenile at times -- but he has achieved the kind of success that can only come from combining a juvenile mind with intelligence, timing, and a keen eye for the absurd. Favorite Barry targets include government inanity, dogs, guys, the Internet, and other oddities of life. He also specializes in weird news and urban myths involving UFO hunters, Pop-Tart science, and toilets. Many of these essays feature the line that has become his catchphrase, "I am not making this up." (Unless, of course, he is introducing something serious and daunting such as a book about the federal government, in which case he reassures that he has made everything up.)

Usually, though, he's not making it up. What he's doing is making it very funny. Whether the target is Congress or commercials, Barry refuses to take anything seriously, least of all himself – but he manages to convey some pretty indicting truths in the process. He's a master of irony and visual punchlines, sometimes interrupting himself with lists, snippets of dialogue, or other on-topic digressions. On the subject of turning 50 and dealing with waning eyesight (a "good thing" about aging, because "you can't read anything"), Barry describes finding restaurant menus suddenly printed "in letters the height of bacteria." He continues: "For some reason, everybody else seemed to be able to read the menus. Not wishing to draw attention to myself, I started ordering my food by simply pointing to a likely looking blur.

ME (pointing to a blur): I'll have this.
WAITER: You'll have "We Do Not Accept Personal Checks"?
ME: Make that medium rare."

Barry has had the most successful and prolific publishing career of any working newspaper columnist, and his humor never seems to go out of style. In 1999, he decided to try his hand at fiction. The result was Big Trouble, a comic thriller à la Carl Hiassen (though filled more with gags than guns) that Entertainment Weekly proclaimed "... not only very funny, [but] sure-footed, even-handed, levelheaded, and other leading book review adjectives." In 2004, he and Ridley Pearson collaborated on Peter and the Starcatchers, a clever prequel to Peter Pan that spawned two additional novels and a series of spin-off children's chapter books.

Along with several other published authors, Barry is a member of the musical group Rock Bottom Remainders. In assessing the band's talents, he has been quoted as saying: "They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud."

Good To Know

The Rock Bottom Remainders was originally organized by a publicist to perform at the 1992 American Booksellers Association convention. The members -- which include (or have included) Barry, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson, Barbara Kingsolver, Mitch Albom, and Matt Groening -- even took their show on the road at one point, turning it into the now out-of-print Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude.

Some things never change: Barry was elected class clown by his Pleasantville High School class in 1965.

Barry got his start in journalism at the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, then worked as a business writing consultant before joining the Miami Herald in 1983.

Attempts to convert Barry's humor to the screen have been less than memorable. The early '90s CBS sitcom based on two of his books and starring Harry Anderson, Dave's World, was short-lived; the spring 2002 release Big Trouble, starring Tim Allen, didn't fare well at the box office. Barry did, however, get a cameo in the latter.

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    1. Hometown:
      Miami, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 3, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Armonk, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    So Good

    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. :)

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2008

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    Amazing Book!

    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!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

    a reviewer

    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.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2008

    Peter and the Shadow Thieves written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

    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.<BR/>If you are into a good fantasy novel that will keep you turning the pages, than I would suggest that you Read this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Best book ever!

    Must have this book. Awesome for kids 10 through 13

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    AMAZING!!

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2008

    amazing book

    this is an amazing book, i never knew how it all happened. exciting!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2008

    Peter And The Shadow Thieves

    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!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2008

    Great!

    This was an awesome book! Though it wasn't as good as the 1st and 3rd I loved it!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    A reviewer

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Amazing book!!!!!!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    From me to tell you how AMAZING this book is!!! 0_o

    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*~*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Anonymous

    Great book. Still liked the first book better. I personally find it weird that Peter and Molly havn't kissed yet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    What a great book!!!!!!!

    This book is great for readers who like a story that is full of adventure.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    LOL!:)

    When i first saw this book my simile was brighter than the sun!:)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Great book

    I stayed up until 2:00 in the morning reading this book. I really suggest reading this series. And by the way Tinker Bell is hilarous! FIVE STARS!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Not cool

    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. :(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Great book. Fantastic book. Must have.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Cool

    Wow

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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