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Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
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Apr 21, 12

bookshelves: middle-grade, omniscient, past-tense
Read from April 16 to 19, 2012 , read count: 1

The story of how Peter Pan came to be Peter Pan, explaining his ability to fly and perpetual youth, Neverland, Captain Hook--here called Black Stache--the Indians, the Lost Boys, the crocodile, and Tinkerbell. There's even a prototypical Wendy, one Molly, intrepid daughter of a Starcatcher, those courageous folks who wage a constant battle against the nefarious Others to contain and return to its place of origin a substance that occasionally falls to Earth--the prosaically-named starstuff. It is exposure to a large amount of this stellar substance that gives Peter his unearthly powers. Nicely, and with good humor, sets the stage for Barrie's classic, though not nearly as well written as the original. I understand Barry and Pearson's novel has become a successful musical in its own right.

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