Friday, March 27, 2015

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean - ESSENTIAL

McCaughrean, Geraldine Peter Pan in Scarlet, pg. 304 Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006 Language: (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content-PG; Violence: PG;

 The trustees of the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital hold the copyright to Peter Pan.  In 2004 they launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to the classic Peter Pan.   English author Geraldine McCaughrean was given the honor and thus Peter Pan in Scarlet was born. The story is set in the 1930s,  and takes readers flying back to Neverland.  Peter Pan is still there but things are different.  Tinkerbell is no longer there.  The lost boys have grown up and decide to come back with Wendy.  A few new characters are introduced this book is full of fun and adventure.  For me at point it dragged but overall it is a charming book.

Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer the illustrations are all silhouettes and add great dimension to the story.  As the book progressed I was drawn in and couldn’t wait to finish it.  It references the original and yet add a fun twist. If you are a Peter Pan lover this is a must.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL Emilee-Library Teacher

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