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Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers #2)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  25,148 ratings  ·  1,138 reviews
In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we discover Peter leaving the relative safety of Mollusk Island-along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell-for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. It seems that the drea ...more
ebook, 557 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Disney Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Molly Jo
This book, like the one before it, was absolutely delightful! I read it in an effort to take a small angst vacation. Peter Pan is my all time favorite children's story/ fairy tale, so these books are right up my alley. In this one, we are starting to see Peter struggle with the fact that the other Lost Boys are growing up, as is Molly, but Peter never will. I'm interested to see how Barry and Pearson will develop this part of the storyline, because in J. M Barrie's book, the Lost Boys are childr ...more
Fadhilatul
awalnya saya skeptis dengan buku ini.
entah..
cuma ngerasa skeptis aja hehe..

tapi ternyata lumayan seru juga.
sayang versi terjemahan yang saya baca kurang memuaskan. terjemahannya kurang konsisten. ada satu kata yang pada redaksi aslinya disebut 'The Return' dan pada awalnya penerjemah membiarkan kata tsb dibiarkan seperti apa adanya. namun hal itu berubah pada bagian tengah cerita. 'The Return' diterjemahkan menjadi 'Pengembalian'. sebagai pembaca awam saya cuma bisa baca aja sambil mengerutkan d
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Cassandra
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Borrowed the audiobook CD’s from the library

The cover is definitely reminds you of Peter Pan with the flying out the window scene :)

I really like this series and so does my son. I know the library has the first 4 books in audio, so we will be borrowing them all to listen in the car.

This is such a fun series with tons of adventure. My son and I love listening to it in the car before and after school. If I could nail my son down longer than thi
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Tricia
I wanted to like this book, I really did. But overall, I found it tiresome.

As I said in the review for the first book, I felt like they could have cut at least 25% without any damage to the overall story. How many times do we need to read about Peter (and usually Tink and sometimes Molly) barely escaping yet another danger? Another reviewer mentioned the Harry Potter franchise when commenting on the length; I found other parallels: the name of Peter's school (St Norbert's School for Wayward Boys
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Cathy
In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to the award-winning New York Times bestseller Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the dark and dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the mysterious and deadly Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff - celestial dust that contains unimaginable powers. In London, Peter attempts to t ...more
Izzy Ringer
This sequel to Peter and the Starcatches is a definite nail biter. Peter and Molly face a seemingly indestructable enemy which can take control over someone merely by touching their shadow. Peter must help Molly's father get rid of the dangerously miraculous 'Starstuff' before the evil Lord Ombra (the shadow stealing enemy) takes it for himself and use it to take over the world or something!

I would compair this book to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins because they both had a reasonable amout
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Alyssa Archambo
I absolutely love the idea behind this series. Instead of retelling the old version of Peter Pan, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have simply imagined a background for Peter. This series goes through the days before Peter became the legendary "Peter Pan." It's great, because those who aren't familiar with the story can follow, and those who do know the story can be amused by references to what Peter will eventually become.

Aside from the history behind the characters, this is an entertaining and de
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Peter and the Starcatchers children's fantasy-adventure series about a boy who will never grow up and can fly.


The Story
Peter has gotten just a bit too cocky on Never Land, teasing Captain Hook and the pirates when he's the only one who can fly. He's not setting a very good example as a leader and because of it, James gets caught by Hook and his crew. Rescuing James leaves the Mollusk peoples' compound unguarded which enables Lord Ombra to steal away Fighting Prawn's daughter, Shi
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Jaap Akkermans
Peter, the lost boy left with magical powers on an Island called the Never Land, wanted to see his friend Molly again back in England. Unfortunately, he had no reason to go there and there was no way he could get there. So, one day he went exploring and found that a boat full of evil men had come to steal the magic. What the men didn't know was that the magic was in England with his friend's family. Then, the men figured out and set sail to England. Peter, wanting to warn Molly, hid on their shi ...more
Addie
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Janssen
I really liked the Peter and the Star Catchers, but this book was even better. The plot was tighter (and quite unpredictable), the characters more developed, and the story just raced along. The bad guys were scarier to me than the previous ones, and the situation was both more fantastic and more desperate than the last book. I loved that George Darling was introduced into the story. I literally could hardly put this book down - I was so anxious to see what was going to happen next.

This book is,
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Elizabeth
This is an absolutely terrific book, and much scarier than Barry and Pearson's first installment. While the elements of humor and whimsy still abound, the stakes are higher and the tone is quite dark at times. The authors also do an admirable job of making Peter both relatable and quite complicated. It had never occurred to me before reading this series that there is a sadness inherent in Peter Pan; even though he gets to be forever young, he is also doomed to watch his friends age and move forw ...more
Elisabeth Cody
A strange dark creature is searching for starstuff, and he is not gonna give up. Alarmed by what has happened at the island, peter flies to London to tell Molly, only to find out that she is being followed by the shadow to.
Cranberry Public
Possibly an even better adventure story than the first "Peter and the Starcatchers" book, this installment takes place in cold, foggy, dangerous London. These books are wonderfully creative and full of detailed descriptions of the unique characters, haunting landscapes, and exciting escapades of Peter, Tink, and Molly. You will never think of Peter Pan the same way again! This will appeal to anyone who enjoys Harry Potter or the Percy Jackson books. Don't let the fact that it is written for chil ...more
Daryn
Peter and the Shadow thieves is the sequel to peter and the starcatchers and the 2nd book out of 4 in the series overall. Peter and the shadow thieves begins on Mollusks island when a strange boat with a mysterious passenger who can gain control of other people through their shadows appears on the island with the ships captain Nezzera the noseless captain and Slank, who is now a part of the crew on the ship. The crew comes to the island seeking the chest but they soon come to realize that the ch ...more
Jackjohnson
Peter and the Shadow and the Shadow Theives is a much darker and crazier book than the first one. It takes place in England in which Peter had to visit to warn Molly about a being named Ombra. This figure can take your shadow and in fact, almost took Molly's. Throughout the book, it is an exciting of adventure of kidnappings, the race to deliver the star stuff, and at one point, Molly even gets a family friend involved! Will they deliver the goods in time? Or will they be stopped by Ombra, the s ...more
Josh
people i want to read this book,this is a useless website because i cant read any book if i can read the books then this is the best website ever.so i am going to say one thing right now this is the worst website if you can find books but cant read them!This is outrageous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YES i had to put all that because ...more
Carol
This delightful second installment to the "Starcatchers" series begins with Peter happily "bombing" the pirates with mangos. After James follows him and is captured by the pirates, Peter must turn to the Mollusk tribe for help. Chief Fighting Prawn does help and James is rescued but on returning to their own side of the island Peter sees a big ship has dropped anchor. Hiding in the trees he discovers a strange man (??) holding a knife to the chief's daughter's throat demanding to know where the ...more
James F
The sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers, a modern updating of the Peter Pan story, this is a fast-paced and exciting if somewhat formulaic fantasy adventure for children at a fifth or sixth grade level. The Others, dominated by a strange alien creature called Lord Ombra, arrive at the Island looking for the starstuff, but find that it has gone back to England with Lord Aster, and set out for London. Peter and Tinkerbell head for London as well, to warn Lord Aster and Molly of the danger. Meanwh ...more
Paula Wright
This is the second book in the Peter and Star Catchers series. We listened to the first one as a book on CD during our last road trip but didn't quite get this one finished so both AJ and I read the last third of the book. (I actually enjoyed the part I read more than the rest that I listened to.)

This series is a prequel to Peter Pan and it is very well done and stays true Barrie's characters. (Well, I admit, I've never actually read his book, so I'm basing my review on the Disney movie version
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Fawls13
Listened to it on CD.

I had never seen Peter Pan the movie nor have I read the original Peter Pan book. I got the CD of this book for my kids in the car. It is really a great story and very well written. I was tempted (actually gave in once) to turn it on and listen while I was in the car driving alone.

We are on the final book of the series right now, at the beginning . It is starting off well. The second book was as good as the first. I have only read Dave Barry in newspaper columns and find his
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Shane Hurst
A delightful sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers and one of a series of prequels to the Peter Pan canon established by J. M. Barrie, this novel has a great deal to offer both the new reader and the hardcore fan.

If you're coming to the story without having read the first book, the authors do an admirable job of covering the backstory without letting the pacing get bogged down.

And for those of us who are steeped in the Peter Pan mythos, there are a lot of well -thought-out details that tie ever
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Olivia D.
The starcatchers are in trouble- particularly Molly and her father. Mr. Aster is in possession of the largest amount of starstuff to ever fall upon the earth, and the Others are after it. The Others don't care what they have to do to get to the starstuff, all they know is that they need it, and they have a new advantage. The others have a new shadowy acquaintance, and a very powerful one at that. The others spend months at sea, trying to find the island where Slank calmed the starstuff was, and ...more
Aelvana
I hardly noticed how thick the book was: once I started reading, it was impossible to stop. Peter comes across as far, far less cheeky in this volume, which in some ways was an improvement. Mostly it was because he was too busy being cold and hungry and exhausted and afraid. Various other characters from the Peter Pan mythos are introduced, including, very amusingly, James Barrie himself. At any rate, though Peter didn't noticeably gain any extra power by the end, I wouldn't be surprised if the ...more
Jennifer Lynn
Wow, I really like this series. This book seems more grownup than the last and also makes you really see the heart of Peter Pan. Also, you get introduced to characters from the original Peter Pan such as George Darling. Then the author includes a guest appearance from J.M. Barrie- the original writer of Peter Pan just for fun. You really do not need to know the original Peter Pan to get these books, because the author spins far enough away from that story that anyone can enjoy them. I feel bad f ...more
2017katiec
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is an outstanding book, that is very possibly the most exciting, page turner that I have read in the last few years. I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined that the sequel to such an amazing book, (Peter and the Starcatchers), could or would, be just as good, if not better! Action packed and full of fun, schedule enough time in your day so that you can plop down and read the whole 592 pages in one sitting.

Imagine all of yo
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Kimberly Sabatini
TINKERBELL!!!! She stole the show in this book and I loved it. Boys giggled and cheered the whole way through. A fabulous series.
Karen
Read this to my 7 y.o. boy. He absolutely loved it. I couldn't wait for bedtime so that we could read a few chapters.
Kara
The sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers, we are driven further into the world that will become Peter Pan. When the mysterious shadow thief, Lord Ombra, shows up in Never Land and declares his intentions to steal the chest of starstuff by taking Leonard Aster's daughter Molly hostage, Peter takes it upon himself to fly to England and save her. However, England is a different kind of jungle that Peter isn't wholly familiar with anymore, and he and Tinkerbelll find themselves sidetracked on the wa ...more
Kathleen
"He looked up the beach, now pale white in the moonlight. His eyes traced the path Ombra had taken across the wet sand, and he felt the chill again.
There were no footprints."

This is my favorite book in the series without a doubt. The Starcatchers and the Shadow Beings present a clear image of good and evil, darkness and light. Barry and Pearson are absolutely brilliant; the plot brings Peter to London where he once again teams up with the Starcatchers, but this time the enemy is smarter, more p
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Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.
Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as
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