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

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


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In this action-packed third installment in the Starcatchers series, Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by an evil king who enjoys watching his pet snake consume those who displease him. But that's just the beginning of problems facing our heroes, who once again find themselves pitted against the evil shadow-creature Lord Ombra in a struggle to save themselves, not to mention the planet. It's a wild desert adventure, with rockets, carpets, and camels all flying through the air, zooming toward an unforgettable climax...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423123262
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Starcatchers Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
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.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York


Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Peter and the Secret of Rundoon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
kejinglu on LibraryThing More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.
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 :)
Jansma More than 1 year ago
Another high flying adventure with Peter and the Starcatchers. This adventure has many battles with some very interesting enemies and you find very unlikely alliances.
emma-bear_ More than 1 year ago
Peter And The Secrect of Rundoon by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, was the third instalment of the Starcatchers Series. With Peter still horrified by Lord Ombra, he seems to be becoming more and more distant from himself and the other boys (Tubby Ted, Thomas, Prentiss, and James). Probably because Peter has stopped growing, and the rest of the boys still are. In this, we learn more about Peter's family than we ever have before, and we learn about his true feelings for Molly. Meanwhile, Molly and George are becoming closer and closer. With action, adventure, and even a little romance, this was a good continuation of the story.
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I have read the Peter and the Starcatchers series for a while and this book is the best one yet! I absolutely love the characters, as well as the gripping story. I feel as though I have met these characters and been best friends forever! It truly is a series worth reading. I give it five stars and a double thumbs up!
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Jacob510 More than 1 year ago
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon is a book that I enjoyed reading alot. I strongly recommend this book for it's story line and thrill. It was such a good book that I occaisionally reread some! In order to follow and thoroughly understand this book, you should read Peter and the Starcatchers, and Peter and the Shadow Thieves. This is a "just for fun" book.For example, this book doesn't fit EVERYONE'S intrests, so reading this to a class of students is not the best idea. I did not find this book challenging, but that is just me.It depends on your intrests, and vocabulary. Also, I did not find this book very funny.It is more of an action-drama, but when something funny comes around, it is truly funny. This book DOES NOT have alot of "life lessons".The only thing that I could POSSIBLY say, is "Never leave your friends behind". I found the writing strong enough to suggest that any readers ages 8-10 read with a dictionary. The illistrations were brilliant, but I found myself knowing what would happen on the next page, because the pictures explained so much, which was a partial dissapointment.This mishap has happened to me in multiple other books, so this is not nessesarily a bad thing, nor unique. I was unable to learn about myself, or "learn" in general. Lastly, the characters and their traits were absoultly brilliant. All in all, this was by far one of the best books I have EVER read in my life. Readers, I strongly hope you enjoyed this, and were helped.
cutouts More than 1 year ago
I just finished this 3rd book in the series and really enjoyed it. A perfect sequel with more than enough action to keep you going on to the next chapter, with really good "good guys" and really bad "bad guys." I was able to put aside being a grown-up while reading this book and just immerse myself in Peter's world. And I must confess to being teary-eyed at the end. Now I must go back and read the original Peter Pan again. Can't wait 'til my grandson is old enough for this set.
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