Peter and the Starcatchers

Peter and the Starcatchers

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781423140948
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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May 25, 2018

Great. It took me 2 days to read, and I was loving it the whole way through. 11/10.

May 22, 2018

Just loved this, recommended to ALL

Jan 30, 2018

I really loved this book, it was magical and very adventurious! It is basically what happens before Peter Pan but I liked it a lot better... It has a lot of suspense and is very well written! (Dave Berry is very talented and thoughtful!) I defiantly recommend this!

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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.

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.

Aug 17, 2015

A very interesting twist on Peter Pan!

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."

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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May 22, 2018

This is an amazing books that really sets the stage for Peter Pan. As young orphaned boy, Peter and four other boys from the orphanage are sent away on a ship to be servants to King Zarboff the Third (holds up three fingers ;). While the boys are on the ship (called the Never Land) they discover a mysterious trunk and meet Molly Aster, the daughter of a great Starcatcher, Leonardo Aster. They team up with her to stop the notorious pirate Black Stache and First Mate Slank before the evil men take dangerous power.


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Dec 06, 2018

Sexual Content: The author put quite a bit of emphasis on this topic. I wouldn't let my kids read it.


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