August 30, 2004
August 30, 2004
In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. Bestselling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned back the clock and revealed a wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie?s beloved Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatchers is brimming with richly developed characters from the scary but somehow familiar Black Stache and the ferocious Mister Grin to the sweet but sophisticated Molly and the fearless Peter. Riveting adventure takes listeners on a journey from a harsh orphanage in old England to a treacherous sea in a decrepit old tub. Aboard the Never Land is a trunk that holds a magical substance with the power to change the fate of the world - just a sprinkle and wounds heal and just a dusting and people can fly.Towering seas and a violent storm are the backdrop for battles at sea. Bone-crushing waves eventually land our characters on Mollusk Island - where the action really heats up.
"How did Peter Pan meet Captain Hook?" A child's question inspired this original prequel to J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" works, written by crime thriller author Ridley Pearson and newspaper column humorist Dave Barry. This pirate saga involves the sailing ship Never Land, which carries a chest of "starstuff," magic powder that can heal injuries, stop the aging process, and enable people to fly. Peter, four other orphans, and Molly, a British ambassador's daughter, are also aboard the ship. Some remarkable new characters are introduced, among them sailors Slank and Smee; Fighting Prawn, an island tribal chieftain; and Black Stache, captain of the pirate vessel the Sea Devil, who gets his moniker from his 12-inch moustache. Big Grin is a giant dagger-toothed reptile that tries to eat Peter, and Molly's friend Ammm is a talking porpoise. Even the most picturesque settings are dangerous: a seemingly placid island pond is populated with treacherous mermaids.
- Online Item #: 12132376
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0663
- ISBN: 9781593559793
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported