Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
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Don'teven think of starting this bookunless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. Afast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peterand his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. Theyset sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk inits cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement anddanger.
Discoverrichly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary butfamiliar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles withpirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses thereader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries ofthe beloved Peter Pan.
how much I have in here.” She tapped her locket, and tucked it back into her blouse. “But can’t you just get more?” said Peter. “From the trunk, I mean. There must be lots in there.” “Yes, there is,” said Molly. “There’s enough in that trunk that I could fly forever, and do many other things besides.” “Is that why you’re so concerned about it?” said Peter. “Because you want to get it?” “No, Peter. I told you before. Our task is to get the starstuff before the Others do, and return it.” “But
that lives in the sea, with lots of long arms,” said Molly. “Some time ago, some of them got hold of a large batch of starstuff and…well, the porpoises were years sorting all that out, not to mention all the problems that human sailors had with what they called ‘sea serpents.’” “Oh,” said Peter. “But, as I was saying, with the porpoises helping us, the Starcatchers have been able to deal with the starstuff situation most of the time, over most of the earth. The problem is that, every now and
Mollusks, gave a Who knows? shrug. “We’re all right,” said James. “Oh, yes, we’re fine,” hissed Tubby Ted, “except for the part about being captured by savages.” “Savages?” said Fighting Prawn. He stepped toward the seated Tubby Ted. “You think we’re savages, boy?” Tubby Ted, whimpering, scooted back a foot on his bottom. “We’re not savages here,” continued Fighting Prawn. “I know. I’ve seen savagery. I saw it often when I was a…guest of the British navy. I experienced it many times myself,
In the end, they cried like babies, begged us for mercy. We told them they would have to ask Mister Grin for mercy. He showed them none.” Another movement from inside the logs. “We released Mister Grin then, because it was not his fault, none of it. But they’d ruined him, you see? Given him a taste for humans. Instead of returning to the jungle, he stayed near our village, watching us, smelling us, wanting us. Lurking, waiting. We had no choice but to capture and kill him.” “But he’s still
Starcatchers pulled on the oars, and the longboat, with Ammm leading the way, glided away from the beach. Molly sat in the stern, next to her father, looking back at Peter, who stood alone at the water’s edge. His mates, farther up on the beach, were waving; but Peter was only watching, and Molly knew he was watching only her. And she was right: Peter watched her until she was only a dot at the mouth of the lagoon, and then she was gone. He turned and trudged up the beach, to where Fighting