Peter and the Starcatchers

Peter and the Starcatchers

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Disney Editions/Hyperion Books for Children, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786849079
9780786854455
0786854456
Branch Call Number: j BARRY
Characteristics: 451 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Ridley
Call, Greg - Illustrator

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A kid favorite, this fat book with short chapters jumps into action with Peter Pan on the high seas.

Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land and guards a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate.

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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bookfrog3000
Jul 13, 2017

This book is truly magical and just as good on the third time around. It tells the story Pete Pan's past in a way that makes it different from all of the other spin offs. It is serious and funny at times and really captures what it is like to be a kid. With porpoises involved what could go wrong.

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RebelBelle13
Aug 25, 2016

I remember, as a child, enjoying the story of Peter Pan, but not the Disney movie. I felt the pull of Never Land- the fear of the pirates, the intrigue of the native peoples, and the mysterious beauty of the mermaids. This novel makes a beautiful origin story of how the island of Never Land came to be. It explains where the magic came from; and it does so in such a way that you believe it. Everything falls nicely into place by the end- even Tinker Bell.
I do have a few gripes, as usual. First, the part of the novel that takes place on the ships is way too long. It drags too much, and I found myself becoming uninterested only a third of the way through the book. Second, the pirates were way too nice for pirates. Stache had plenty of opportunity to kill, and he didn't, to which I call, "BS". A pirate that well known, that feared, doesn't get that way by simply tying up people and handing them lollipops. I understand that this is a JA novel. But if you're going to introduce pirates, make them act like actual pirates.
All in all it was a rather entertaining novel, and filled in the gaps to Peter Pan's backstory which were, in my opinion, sorely needed. I might even pick up the next one.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. Meet some delightful characters while discovering Peter Pan’s secret.

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orange_elk_15
Aug 17, 2015

A very interesting twist on Peter Pan!

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Kidsbookclub
Jan 12, 2014

We read this for kids book club - boys and girls ages 9-10. These are our comments:

"Full of adventure! If you love pirates, you will love this book."

"This book is an introduction to Peter Pan."

"A cool book - pretty much a prequel to Peter Pan, etc."

"I like Peter and the Starcatchers because it was adventurous - like when Peter goes from St. Norbert's to a boat to an island and lots of stuff happens in between."

"This book is obsessed with flying stuff, which is awesome."

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starvark
Dec 30, 2013

A lot of fun, and whether it's canon or not, it could be. Maybe it should be. A fine book for read-aloud! Keeps you guessing, especially when there are several sets of rival villains and enemies for young Peter and friends.

stupidalbert Nov 11, 2013

Agreed, its so awesome!

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Orange_Dog_471
Jul 30, 2013

Man. If I ever meet someone who likes this book more than me and Dave Barry, I will die. Seriously. If you liked the books I posted happy-yay-read-it comments on, then take my word and READ THIS BOOK. It has SUCH imagination, description of Neverland, Hook and the pirates, Peter and the Lost Boys, and so much more than you would ever expect a Peter Pan story to hold. It is extremely clever, and I am proud to admit I own them all and have read them until all of the spine had to be duct-taped together.... :)

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blueroo276
Apr 09, 2013

A nice mix of adventure and humor.

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HNPatel
Sep 20, 2012

Dave Barry is such a good author! I promise you that on every page you will laugh out loud or grab your hair from suspense.

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