Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Starcatchers Series #3)

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Starcatchers Series #3)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423123262
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Starcatchers Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 62,460
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than a dozen books, including Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog; Dave Barry's Money Secrets; and Big Trouble. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Escape from the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, and Blood Tide.

Ridley Pearson, in addition to the Peter and the Starcatchers series with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author of The Kingdom Keepers-Disney After Dark, The Kingdom Keepers-Disney At Dawn, and Steel Trapp. He has also written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Greg Call has illustrated the entire Peter and the Starcatchers series. He has worked for clients in music, entertainments, and publishing. His work has garnered many honors, including the ADDY Award.


Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1947

Place of Birth:

Armonk, New York


B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969

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Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Starcatchers Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book in this series. I read it in one day because I could NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! IT IS PROBABLY THE BEST BOOK YOU WILL EVER READ. LIKE EVER. SO GET. IT. NOW!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, u are better off with reading the first book or else u will never understand.Second, i highly recommend these books, they are good and adventuresome.I just kinda wished Peter and Molly got married. Oh well....sigh Kira C.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are some parts in this book where i was laughing so hard i was crying. I have stayed up until 2:30 in the mornig reading this book. This book was never boring and it was never confusing. In the end i was crying and if you read the book you vwould know why. This book really keeps you on your toes while you are reading it. U really just reccomend this book. Great for ages 9-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 book to me is the best but im onley on the 3 rd but Peter and the shadow thieves is amazing im now reading this one these books answer the questions you have about Peter Pan but have an amazing story behind it...these books have no bad language and no inapropiate stuff I recomend this for all ages!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was reading this book flipped a page and it was blank flipped again and it was blank again. Whoever made this shuold fix it. this story is great but on my nook it has a problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasso much better than the second book by far! Thrre was a lot mord action and on your toes type moments! I thouroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone of course after u read 1&2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally, I think this book kinda droned on a bit, and it was way to easy to lose focus while reading it. I just didnt get the same vibe I got from the first two. So far, I think the first one is still the best. I'm gratefull for all the answered questions, and unlike most trilogies it ended well with few questions to be answered.
momma2 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Another hit! The backstory of all of JM Barrie's characters is perfect and completely unpredictable. I continue to be surprised that these books are fantastically fun, original and exciting without ruining or taking anything away from the original Peter Pan! Well done!
kejinglu on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is about how the revege of the floating figure, Ombra, was made. Since a lot of people thought that he died in the last book (Peter and the Shadowthieves). Now, he is forcing Peter to tell him where the Starstuff is (read to find out!!). He now relizes that he is related to Molly, his friend.
krau0098 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the final book in the Starcatchers trilogy by Berry and Pearson. It was a satisfying and very complete conclusion. It was also a fast-paced, fun read.Peter is back on Mollusk island and trying to get settled in after his adventures in London. Unfortunately he doesn't have long before things start to go awry. The Mollusks are attacked by a vicious band of tribesmen called the Scorpions. Back in London, the Aster family is having their own issues. The mysterious contact that used to tip off the Starcatchers of imminent Starstuff falls has gone missing and the Starcatchers need to figure out why the Others are making it to the starstuff falls before they do. As Lord Aster leaves to meet with the other Starcatchers, Molly and George find out some interesting facts about Peter's past.This book was very well written, a fun read, fast-paced and creative. I would have rated it higher, but despite it's perfection the characters never really drew me in. Towards the end of the book I was finding myself wanting it to wrap up and be done. It did wrap up nicely leaving everything just the way you would expect from the classic Peter Pan story. Maybe that was part of the issue; I already knew where the characters would end up at the beginning of the story. While the journey to the ending was interesting, sometimes the story was written with maybe a little too much perfection. It was a very Disney-like story, not surprising since this trilogy was backed by Disney.Still, it was an enjoyable read. I am glad the trilogy is wrapped up though. I am not sure we need a whole bunch more books about Peter Pan; this trilogy was perfect in setting up his past. It was a fun creative ride and I am happy to have read the series. I will enjoy reading it to my son when he is a few years older (only 20 months right now). A very good book for kids.
dbain on LibraryThing 5 months ago
it a really good book
tloeffler on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The final installment in the Peter and the Starcatchers series. Lord Ombra has joined forces with King Zarboff the Third to destroy the planet. Peter, Molly, Leonard Aster, and George Darling end up in prison in Rundoon, as does Captain Hook. The Mollusks in Never Land have been overcome by a rival tribe, the Scorpions, and the young Mollusk princess who escaped finds herself joining forces with Hook's pirates to save her people. Action, adventure, romance and hilarity ensue. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first two, but it was still a nice romp.
jcsoblonde on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I very much enjoyed the 2 previous books in this trilogy, and the third did not disappoint! It kept me hooked, and I didn't put it down until I was finished! Highly recommended!
booksandbosox on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Fantastic ending of a great series for kids. Tinker Bell continued to be a wonderful character and the other characters were great as well. I especially liked George more in this story, as well as Leonard Aster. I also liked that the story alternated between Peter and Molly and their trials attempting to stop Lord Ombra and the Mollusks and their battles with the Scorpions. Shining Pearl was clearly meant to parallel Tiger Lily and I liked her interactions with the pirates. I loved the ending with Hook. Overall, a wonderful series.
TallyDi on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I am charmed. Forget the Disney image of Peter Pan. The Peter in this book is a real boy, an orphan facing a hostile world with courage and loyalty to his friends. The story sails swiftly, with scarcely time for the reader to breathe while Peter moves from the orphanage to meet his destiny. And there's a sequel to look forward to!
slpenney07 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Summary: Peter's final adventure before becoming the leader of the Lost Boys for good.The Take Away: It was sad, to see this trilogy come to a close. And while other titles supplement the story, I just can't believe that they would be as good.I also found it sad that Peter could have grown-up with Wendy, had he cared to leave Neverland.The authors had so many fantastic explanations for the conventions we take for granted in the Peter Pan story. I would like to know what eventually brings him back to London.Perhaps there's another trilogy in the making.
mentormom on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book along with Peter & the Starcatchers and Peter & the Shadow Thieves tells the story of how Peter Pan became the boy who could fly. These three books also explain such mysteries as how Captain Hook came to live on the island, why no one ever ages in Neverland, and how the Darling family came to know Peter Pan.Peter & the Secret of Rundoon is the third of these three books. Make sure you read the other two first or the last one probably won't make sense. All three are a fun, adventurous backstory to Barrie's Peter Pan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite an exciting back story for Peter Pan! A real page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love reading books like this
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The final chapter in their Peter Pan prequel trilogy is the best one yet. Just be sure you read the other two first because you'll pretty much be lost by everything that is happening here.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!  ***Borrowed the audiobook CD’s from the library The cover is definitely a magical adventure that grabs your attention and says read me :) I really do love that Jim Dale has continued as the narrator :)  I love when there is consistency, and my son feels the same way.  We listened to this book to and from school.  It makes our ride enjoyable, and I get to share my book addiction with him. This adventure was just as epic as all the other Peter and the Starcatchers books.  This book links in even more of the Peter Pan nuances and story traits that you know and love.  Peter is an amazing boy with so much courage especially when it comes to saving his friends.  I love that my son gets to hear these lessons as we listen to the books in this series.  Peter and his friends are all present in this story, and then we meet some new friends that I was excited when I heard the names.  There is so much action and stuff happening in this book.  It kept both my son and my attention throughout the whole thing.  I can’t wait to start the next book with my son :) I highly recommend this series to Peter Pan and Tinker Bell fans who want a new take on old stories especially if you are an adventure loving boy or someone who loves one :)  The audio version is a fantastic way to share the story together :)
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What agreat series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter how much i love these books it was not my favorite book i like it but i had a hard time reading it when i read the part when the scorpiens attack i-i felt like it was messed up so it was not my favorite book in the series but i still do like the book and thats just my opinin so dont let my opinin get in the way of reading this book because its an amazing book