Monday, October 04, 2004

Peter and the Starcatchers

I am listening to a book on CD that I just had to share with all of you. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is an energetic, pirate-ful adventure on the high seas that tells the tale of how an orphan named Peter became the famous Peter Pan. The Never Land, a creaking and dilapidated ship, carries Peter and his friends from St. Norbert's Home for Wayward Boys toward a life of servitude in the faraway land of Rundoon. However, the presence of a mysterious girl named Molly and a magical trunk hidden in the hold change the course of the journey. The trunk holds "the best treasure ever to set sea", which lures the dread pirate Black Stache and his first mate, Smee, closer and closer to the Never Land.

Even if you're not a fan of the original Peter Pan, I think you'll enjoy Peter and the Starcatchers. It's the perfect book to enjoy between books for school. Dave Barry (the comedian) and Ridley Pearson (a mystery author) have created some of the most memorable, and funniest, characters I've read (or listened to) in awhile. I've laughed out loud countless times! And the plot's pacing makes the book hard to put down (or, in my case, makes it hard to get out of the car).

The book is still in cataloging, but you can request it now. The CDs are also available to request.

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