Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Disney/Hyperion, OCTOBER 2009. $18.99. Content: G (some violence). Molly has married George and her children are starting to grow-up, when former Lost Boy James appears in a panic, asking for Molly’s help. When James never returns, she tells her young daughter, Wendy, all about the Starcatchers and Peter and the evil Ombra. Then Molly disappears and Wendy must find a way to get to the island of the Mollusk tribe and get Peter Pan to return with her to help. But there is trouble on both islands and even the Mollusks will have to do some quick thinking to keep the remaining starstuff our of Ombra’s hands. I was sucked in right away and enjoyed this one even more than #2 or #3. There are several really great laugh-out-loud moments; this Wendy is so much more than either the original books or the Disney movie ever let her be. The only things I can complain about is that I don’t know that there will be any more in the series, because it seems to have almost met up with the original story line – and I don’t understand where the character called the Skeleton came from (but I may jus t need to reread a little closer). What a FABULOUS adventure! EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

1 comment:

The Never Fairy said...

Though a fun adventure, prequels to Peter Pan these are NOT. Peter Pan already HAD a backstory written by Barrie... and these are not even close. Plus, there are MANY mistakes in them from the original tales. It's like Barry & Pearson never bothered to read them! You could say that they're prequels to the Disney version, but then, they contradict THAT, too.

There is a Pan novel out that's faithful... AND based on Barrie's idea for more. Click my name to see.