The story starts with Peter and four other orphans being sent away on a decrepit ship to be servants for the evil King Zarboff. Peter soon finds out that the ship also carries the most precious treasure ever known to man. He also finds out that the feared pirate Black Stache is following the ship in hopes of stealing the treasure for himself. With some help from his friends, Peter manages to foil the pirate's plans, but in the process they get marooned on an island. Unfortunately, Black Stache doesn't give up easily and tracks Peter and the treasure there.
Although this is a long book, the chapters are short making it a pretty quick and easy read. Dave Barry has a humorous writing style and includes so much adventure and detail that I found it hard to put down.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Book Review - Peter and the Starcatchers
Over winter break I had the chance to read Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry. What a great idea for a book! You all know the story of Peter Pan and his adventures in Neverland. Well, this book is meant to be a prequel to the story of Peter Pan. If you always wondered how Peter learned to fly, where Captain Hook lost his hand or where mermaids came from, this is the book for you.