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Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize - winning author of more than a dozen books, includingDave Barry's Money Secrets; Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys;Dave Barry Slept Here;Big Trouble; andDave Barry Hits Below the Beltway. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author ofPeter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Escape from the Carnivale,andCave of the Dark Wind.Ridley Pearson is the best-selling author of eighteen novels, includingThe Kingdom Keepers;Cut and Run;The Body of David Hayes;The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer;Beyond Recognition;Parallel Lies; andNo Witnesses. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.
Greg Call studied graphic design at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. After graduating in 1983, he worked as an Art Director at the Colorado Institute of Art until the desire to do more illustrative work found him in Pasadena, California, attending The Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation in 1988, he began working freelance for clients in music, entertainment, and publishing. Greg has been recognized for his work repeatedly, including awards from the Society of Illustrators and Addy awards among others.
Grade 4-7–In this sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers (Hyperion, 2004), trouble arrives at Mollusk Island (otherwise known as Never Land) in the form of a ship filled with nefarious characters searching for the trunk of starstuff that the Starcatchers spirited away in the first book. When the bad guys, led by nonhuman Lord Ombra, learn that it is in London, they sail off in pursuit, and it takes the combined efforts of Peter, Tinker Bell, and Peter's friend Molly's Starcatcher family to ensure that it is returned to outer space before Lord Ombra can use it to rule the world. Kids won't have to have read the first book to dive headfirst into this one; it is filled with enough rollicking, death-defying adventure to satisfy anyone. Readers familiar with James Barrie's Peter Pan (or even the Disney animated version) will immediately recognize and enjoy familiar characters, but it is when the action switches to London that the plot really starts to sizzle. Breathless chases and near-death experiences are spiced with a miasma of Dickensian squalor, creating scenes that are rich in color and action if short on in-depth characterization. This should appeal to fantasy and adventure fans alike.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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Book Description Walker Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Published In 2007 : 1st. Edition : 1st. Printing : Full Printing Numbers Listed , 1 - 10 : Walker Books : Overall, A Great Looking Book : Seller Inventory # 11 - 20577