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ISBN13: 9781416918080
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The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan!

In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!

Review:

"McCaughrean won a competition to pen this sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan (see Children's Bookshelf, Sept. 14). She faced prodigious challenges in continuing this classic character's storythe original book's tidy resolution and a croc-eaten Hook among them. McCaughrean's complex tale, set in 1926, finds Wendy, the 'Old Boys' and John (Michael having perished in the Great War) dreaming repeatedly of Neverland, whose trappings (an eye patch, a live crocodile, etc.) keep turning up nearby. Wendy knows something's amiss, and she and the men set out to catch a fairy in Kensington Gardens (for its flight-inducing dust) and to grow small enough to make a return visit. In one of the book's most charming aspects, the group, having regained childhood and reunited with Peter Pan, loses sight of their mission: 'The grown-ups who had set out from London full of good intentions, clean forgot why they had come.' Neverland is now autumnal and sere, with its lagoon poisoned and fairy legions warring mindlessly; and a mysterious gent named Ravello, shrouded in unraveling wool, has turned the beasts into circus performers. An adventure aboard the abandoned Jolly Roger culminates in the League of Pan's rescue by Ravello, who flatters Pan into accepting him as valet for their next questto Neverpeak's summit for Hook's hidden treasure. Pan's resulting transformation may stretch some readers' credulity, and this sequel is more densely plotted than the original. But McCaughrean's story, with its picaresque descriptions, faithfully rekindled characters and an ending that leaves room for sequels, will keep the pages turning. What's missing, and surely impossible to recapturelike Mrs. Darling's one elusive kiss, gone to Peteris Barrie's rueful, ambivalent, ennui-infused omniscient narrative voice, which made itself nearly as irresistible as Pan himself. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Worthy homage, all in all, as well as a strong, poignant tale in its own right." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"McCaughrean captures the excitement of the original story without the overly precious Victorian glorification of childhood." School Library Journal

Review:

"McCaughrean's story, with its whimsical, delicious language and wildly creative scenes will capture readers who know and love Barrie's original." Booklist

Review:

"Adventure follows adventure as life goes on in Neverland, but a Neverland unlike the one the children remember from days gone by. Details of the story are for reading, and the reader will surely embrace the magic of Peter Pan and his scarlet coat." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan!

In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!

Synopsis:

In August 2004, the Special Trustees of London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital who own the copyright to PETER PAN, launched the search for a sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. They authorised the creation of a new work that would share the same enchanting characters as the original, and bring as much pleasure to children and adults universally as PETER PAN has done. Fighting off fierce competition, Geraldine McCaughrean has been commissioned to write this official sequel. In her entry, the judges found something that captured the elusive spirit of the original whilst offering a fresh and astounding creative response. Like Barrie's story, it will appeal to readers the world over.

About the Author

Geraldine Mccaughrean has written more than 130 books and plays for adults and children. She has won numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal and three Whitbread Awards. She lives in Berkshire, England.

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neildian, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by neildian)
Peter Pan, my hero. Well Done. Bravo. This book has returned me to the excitement and dreams of my childhood when I first read Peter Pan. (I still believe)
This weekend, I will start reading it to my Grandchildren. Their parents can also listen in.
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Rayne Reader, March 6, 2007 (view all comments by Rayne Reader)
If you think that Peter Pan was an exciting story, then run do not walk to read this new sequel to J. M. Barrie's original. McCaughrean was a perfect pick, writes in Barrie's vernacular with an spinetingling edge of your seat story. It's wonderful to know what happened to Neverland and the Boys ... a surprise awaits you with every chapter.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416918080
Author:
Geraldin McCaughrean and Scott M. Fischer
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Illustrator:
Fischer, Scott M.
Author:
McCaughrean, Geraldine
Author:
Fischer, Scott M.
Author:
Tk
Author:
Froud, Brian
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Peter Pan (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Peter Pan; Wendy; Captain Hook; crocodile; Tiger Lily; magic; Neverland; sequel; grown up; dress up; Tinkerbell; fairies; adventure; pirates; circus; World War I; WWI; Michael Darling; John Darling; Wendy Darling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt; 25 b-w interior illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-14

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Product details 320 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416918080 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McCaughrean won a competition to pen this sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan (see Children's Bookshelf, Sept. 14). She faced prodigious challenges in continuing this classic character's storythe original book's tidy resolution and a croc-eaten Hook among them. McCaughrean's complex tale, set in 1926, finds Wendy, the 'Old Boys' and John (Michael having perished in the Great War) dreaming repeatedly of Neverland, whose trappings (an eye patch, a live crocodile, etc.) keep turning up nearby. Wendy knows something's amiss, and she and the men set out to catch a fairy in Kensington Gardens (for its flight-inducing dust) and to grow small enough to make a return visit. In one of the book's most charming aspects, the group, having regained childhood and reunited with Peter Pan, loses sight of their mission: 'The grown-ups who had set out from London full of good intentions, clean forgot why they had come.' Neverland is now autumnal and sere, with its lagoon poisoned and fairy legions warring mindlessly; and a mysterious gent named Ravello, shrouded in unraveling wool, has turned the beasts into circus performers. An adventure aboard the abandoned Jolly Roger culminates in the League of Pan's rescue by Ravello, who flatters Pan into accepting him as valet for their next questto Neverpeak's summit for Hook's hidden treasure. Pan's resulting transformation may stretch some readers' credulity, and this sequel is more densely plotted than the original. But McCaughrean's story, with its picaresque descriptions, faithfully rekindled characters and an ending that leaves room for sequels, will keep the pages turning. What's missing, and surely impossible to recapturelike Mrs. Darling's one elusive kiss, gone to Peteris Barrie's rueful, ambivalent, ennui-infused omniscient narrative voice, which made itself nearly as irresistible as Pan himself. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Worthy homage, all in all, as well as a strong, poignant tale in its own right."
"Review" by , "McCaughrean captures the excitement of the original story without the overly precious Victorian glorification of childhood."
"Review" by , "McCaughrean's story, with its whimsical, delicious language and wildly creative scenes will capture readers who know and love Barrie's original."
"Review" by , "Adventure follows adventure as life goes on in Neverland, but a Neverland unlike the one the children remember from days gone by. Details of the story are for reading, and the reader will surely embrace the magic of Peter Pan and his scarlet coat."
"Synopsis" by , The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan!

In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!

"Synopsis" by , In August 2004, the Special Trustees of London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital who own the copyright to PETER PAN, launched the search for a sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. They authorised the creation of a new work that would share the same enchanting characters as the original, and bring as much pleasure to children and adults universally as PETER PAN has done. Fighting off fierce competition, Geraldine McCaughrean has been commissioned to write this official sequel. In her entry, the judges found something that captured the elusive spirit of the original whilst offering a fresh and astounding creative response. Like Barrie's story, it will appeal to readers the world over.
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