Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Will Never Grow Up - Powell's BooksAfter all this time, why share a writing credit now? How did Peter learn to fly, anyway? And what's this about him never growing old? In the first of at least two swashbuckling novels, Barry and Pearson fill in the blanks, tracking Peter and his friends from St. Norbert's Home for Wayward Boys over stormy, treacherous seas to the island of Neverland, where a pirate named Black Stache means to intercept a mysterious trunk that holds the greatest treasure on earth. Starcatchers is "compulsively readable," vows Kirkus Review. Dave W.
Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson "Peter and the Starcatchers" interview in Walt Disney World
There's a lot of it about, you know, this whole Peter Pan thing. In the world of children's books, we've had Karen Wallace's novel Wendy, which tapped into the Pan myth. There has also been an open competition, run by Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, which holds the European literary rights to Peter Pan, which asked writers across the world to produce the "official sequel". The competition was won by the Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean. In the meantime, we have Peter and the Starcatchers, which is already a bestseller on the other side of the Atlantic.
What can audiences expect from you two if they come to a bookstore appearance? They pull out all the stops. Ridley Pearson: We had pirates in Seattle as well. They arrived in a Dodge van that had been converted into a pirate ship with a working canon. Those pirates had real swords. Pearson: They were hanging around the table where we were signing.
Peter and the Starcatchers is an adventure story set on the Island of Mollusk. It centers around Peter, an orphan boy and Molly, his pretty, mysterious friend, the pair overcoming pirates and various other threats in a quest that will see them protect the world from a great evil. As might be expected from any Neverland story, Peter Pan takes center stage as the primary protagonist. Approximately 14 years old, Peter plays the role of leader of his band of lost boys, having acquired the position not only because of his age but the fact that he can spit the farthest. Following considerable exposure to the so-called starstuff, the greatest treasure in the world, Peter learns to fly. It should be noted that while these novels are presented as direct prequels to J. Becoming a reporter for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Barry spent a considerable portion of his time covering local government events before receiving his promotion to City Editor.
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Aidan and Sarah cooper have no idea what they're getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document see The year is it's been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Cap Barrie introduced them in his beloved tale, Peter Pan. In this new picture book, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson take a fresh look at these ch He made the mistake of selling his dad's priceless original Star Wars blaster to a lunatic who thinks he's Darth Vader and travels with a large, hairy