Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson and Greg Call

The Starcatchers: Book 1

Ever hear of Zeus? Michelangelo? Attila the Hun? According to 14-year-old Molly Aster they all derived their powers from starstuff that occasionally falls to Earth from the heavens. On Earth, it is the Starcatchers’ job to rush to the scene and collect the starstuff before it falls into the hands of the Others who use its myriad powers for evil.

On board the ship Never Land, an orange-haired boy named Peter, the leader of a group of orphaned boys being sent off to work as servants in King Zarboff the Third’s court, is puzzled by his shipmate Molly’s fantastical story of starstuff, but it inextricably binds him to her. Peter vows to help his new, very pretty friend Molly (a Starcatcher’s apprentice) keep a mysterious trunk full of the stuff out of the clutches of the pirate Black Stache, a host of other interested parties, and ultimately King Zarboff the Third.

An excellent new view of Peter Pan’s world.  Black Stache is a fearsome pirate, but not yet Captain Hook.  Peter is a boy orphan being shipped off to become a slave…where he meets a pretty, interesting new girl, Molly (mother to the future Wendy).  Fantastic adventure and imagination!  – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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