Series Saturday: Peter and the Starcatchers



How exactly do little boys learn to fly? Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson go back to the beginning in the world of Neverland. Before Jane, before Wendy, even before Tinkerbell there was Molly, daughter of famous starcatcher Leonard Aster. Peter, an orphan traveling with who would later become The Lost Boys, befriends Molly onboard the Never Land as they try to protect her father’s precious cargo. Leonard is in charge of transporting what the rest of the ship thinks to be the world’s riches, but what he knows to be starstuff, the greatest treasure in the world.

Peter and Molly must keep it safe from the pirates aboard the Never Land, and as the struggle continues the fate of the world seems to be thrust in their hands. Starstuff is not a power to be trifled with, as they will all soon find out. 

Peter and the Starcatchers is succeeded by five books to date that tell the story of Peter before he was the infamous Peter Pan. This series engages children with the fantasy of magic and fairies and even flying crocodiles as they’re thrust into an adventure of a lifetime. Peter would be great resource for late elementary readers to encourage their love of reading or inspire others with its fast-paced action and captivating story.




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