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On board the ship Never Land, an orange-haired boy named Peter, the leader of a group of orphaned boys being sent off to work as servants in King Zarboff the Third's court, is puzzled by his shipmate Molly's fantastical story of starstuff, but it inextricably binds him to her. Peter vows to help his new, very pretty friend Molly (a Starcatcher's apprentice) keep a mysterious trunk full of the stuff out of the clutches of the pirate Black Stache, a host of other interested parties, and ultimately King Zarboff the Third.
The downright goofy, modern 8-year-old boy humor sometimes clashes with an old-time pirate sensibility, and the rapid-fire dialogue, while well paced, is far from inventive. Still, the high-seas hijinks and desert-island shenanigans will keep readers turning the pages. Greg Call's wonderful black-and-white illustrations are deliciously old-fashioned and add plenty of atmosphere to a silly, swashbuckling story that shows us how Peter Pan came to fly and why he, and his story, will never get old. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My 4th grader loves this book. He can't wait to read the whole series!Published 14 days ago by E. Roberts
I admit that the first half of the book was like swimming through molasses. If it hadn't been for the slow plot at the beginning I would have give this 5-stars. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Delta Stet
I recently saw a poor performance of this in a theater. After reading the book I understand the story line much better.Published 19 days ago by Ben Griffith
This is a WONDERFUL, imaginative story on the background of Peter Pan and his story. This book is broken up into very short 2-3 page chapters, which is perfect for bedtime reading-... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Aaron D.
Although I am waaay past the 'Young Adult' stage this was a fun read. The authors craft very interesting twists for the back-story of the Peter Pan we all know. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara Keck
We've all heard, watched & read about Wendy, Tinkerbell, Hook, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. But are we familiar with Peter Pan & the Neverland's origin? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arianne