Peter and the Starcatchers (Starcatchers Series #1)

Peter and the Starcatchers (Starcatchers Series #1)

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by Dave Barry
     
 

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A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.  See more details below

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A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

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Bestselling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson turn back the clock and set their sights on younger readers, teaming up for an action-packed prequel to J. M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan. Fast paced and brimming with seafaring adventure, Barry and Ridley's modern update returns to pre–Never Land days, quickly zeroing in on Peter, now a "wayward boy" who finds himself aboard a ship (called the Never Land) with other chums from St. Norbert's. Soon, Peter meets the headmaster's mysterious daughter and persuades her to reveal her secret about a chest full of "starstuff" -- a substance that can make people fly and give them other magical qualities -- that's being claimed by the British throne. Unfortunately, the scheming pirate Black Stache has his own plans for the powder-filled chest, and the plot thickens as readers are whisked from dramatic high-seas battles to a deserted island, where the dreaded villain eventually loses his hand to the legendary crocodile and where Peter makes his home. From beginning to end, the authors don't skimp on cliff-hanging turns of events, dishing up an inventive spin on Peter Pan's background that should sit well with audiences young and old. If you pick up Barrie's original first, Ridley and Barry's book won't suffer by comparison, a true testament to this team's remarkable writing style; and if you haven't yet read Barrie, Peter and the Starcatchers will make you eager to experience Peter Pan. With Disney at the helm of this book, too, the film promises to be but a heartbeat away. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423140948
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Starcatchers Series , #1
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Ridley Pearson is the best-selling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers and Peter and the Shadow Thieves. He is also the author of fourteen novels, including Cut and Run, The Middle of Nowhere, The Pied Piper, Beyond Recognition, No Witnesses, The First Victim, Undercurrents, and Parallel Lies. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In addition, he secretly wrote The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, which was a companion book to the ABC-TV production of Stephen King's Rose Red.

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 Starcatchers 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 273 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! Best book EVER!!! It's my top favorite! I don't know what to say because I'm speachless! I love to read and this book was the best book that I've read since I was three! (I was three when I started reading.) That's why it deserves 5 of the brightest stars! Everything in it was good! It's good for anyone that can read! I'm eleven and I enjoyed it SO much! WARNING: there's some violence in this book and it says one swear word so be careful with what you read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. I reccomend this to readers in middle school and above. It is a little boing in the beginning but other than that its really good. It is confusing in the beginning because you dont know whats going on until one of the later chapters. Its also a page turner because it really keeps you guessing until the very end. Read this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seems like a very interesting book that I can't wait to read! It is adds a cool twist to the classical Peter Pan story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all four of the books. U think u knew the famous peter pan wel u know very feq about peter if u have not read these books. It starts before peter ever meets tinker bell or captain Hook. It doesn't end with Hook either. There is more friends and enemys u ever knew about. If i got my twin sister to read this and love the book then u well love it too. I was all ways running to get the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and fun! This is a book for any age reader. It begins the story of the Lost Boys with a look at their humble Dickens-like beginnings. Their adventure takes off and weaves the reader through a make- believe world filled with characters for the ages. I look forward to the rest of the series and will make sure to see the Broaway version in 2012.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is all i can say. Wow. Wow...wow....wow......wow!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great and entertaining read for those of all ages. WONDERFUL.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I first read this book when i was in middle scholol and its still just as captivating
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. I loved the characters in this book. Anyone who liked the reagul Peter pan book should read it. I hope you like the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please nook why the wird cover picture it not a play
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome book that i reccomend for people who love excitment and adventure!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic series!! I'd just like to know why the thumbnail picture now shows the cover for the Peter and the star catchers resonating edition....Nook, can you pleas fix this?
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I love the plot. Although I never read the book, but I've seen the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOW MANY CUSS WORDS ARE THERE CAUSE IM UNDER THE AGE OF 13 PLEASE REPLY
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The books were great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my last review, I asked sombody to tell me the cuss word the book has but I wasn't finished with the book yet. Now I am and this story is as exciting and edge of your seat suspenseful from start to finish! Another good series by Ridley Pearson is Kingdom Keepers. Oh yeah, one more thing. Ohmigosh! Peter is so hot! Who agrees? Reply to RidleyPearsonLover! Also, Molly rocks! If you agree with that, reply to RidleyPearsonLover. Please be sure to say like, "To RidleyPearsonLover about Molly" or the same thing but replace Molly with Peter! Reply soon!
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