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Peter and the Starcatchers (2004)

by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

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Series: Starcatchers (1)

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Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

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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. Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerse the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
Fabulous fun! I could feel the waves under the ship and smell the salt air. Peter Pan is surrounded by unforgettable characters, involved in a riveting plot, and give new life by these capable (and surprising) authors. Narrated by the magical voice of Jim Dale (of Harry Potter fame). ( )
  rebwaring | Aug 14, 2023 |
Pleasant prequel to "Peter Pan". The audiobook edition enhances some of the exciting adventures so I will give it 3½ stars. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
I chose this to listen to on a family trip because it's narrated by Jim Dale, the narrator of the Harry Potter series. He is hands-down my favorite audiobook narrator. This book has been described as fast-paced adventure, and it started of really fun and interesting. Then, I felt like the same thing was happening over and over. I am not very familiar with the Peter Pan story. Maybe if I were, I would have enjoyed this more. ( )
  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
It seemed a bit drawn out. I saw the play and loved it. I don't think I would have stuck with the book if I hadn't seen the play. I will go on to the second book hoping it is better. ( )
  AnnEly | Nov 19, 2022 |
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Pearson and Barry offer a deft combination of laughter and fear -- that is, fear undergirded by a sense of final safety. It's a roller coaster of a plot in more senses than one, and considering their publisher -- Disney, with its Tinkerbell logo well displayed here -- I don't suppose that's a surprise.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dave Barryprimary authorall editionscalculated
Pearson, Ridleymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bean, GerdaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Call, GregIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Storey, Rob, and Sophie; Marcelle and Michelle; and of course, Paige, whose idea this was.
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The tired old carriage, pulled by two tired old horses, rumbled onto the wharf, its creaky wheels bumpety-bumping on the uneven planks, waking Peter from his restless slumber.
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Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

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In this trilling sequel for the classic Peter Pan, an orphan named Peter and his friends are going to leave on a ship called the Neverland, but his destination is unknown. The ship is also holding Molly Aster, a mysterious girl who seems to be holding secrets from Peter. The ship's crew also have a trunk that nobody seems to know much about. Nobody, that is, but Molly Aster. Suddenly, Peter's life is turned upside-down as he is thrown into a perilous battle between the secretive Starcatchers, a crew of pirates led by the cunning Black Stache and the deadly others, all for the mysterious trunk, which Peter soon finds out contains power beyond his wildest imaginings.
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