Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Ridley Pearson & Dave Barry

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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 dreaded Ombra has a variety of mysterious powers including the ability to make shadows disappear. When Peter reaches London, he sets out to find the indomitable Molly. Together they must combat Ombra's terrible forces to both protect the Starcatchers and the treasured starstuff and most importantly to rescue Molly's mother from the clutches of evil. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have done it again—written a compulsively readable, impossible-to-put-down tale that will delight readers of all ages.
 

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Author Bio: Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow, and Kingdom Keepers: Power Play, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.
 
Published November 23, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 578 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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When a secret society called Starcatchers tries transporting the starstuff to safety, the shipment is hijacked for nefarious purposes by the wonderfully named Slank—after which it changes hands over and over as a quintet of orphans led by alpha male Peter, feared pirate Black Stache (named for hi...

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For one long pause, the reconstituted shadow-eater Lord Ombra stops to explain in great detail the Others’s scheme to rewind the entire universe back to its pre–Big Bang state, and to reveal that the fabulously valuable “starstuff” that falls to Earth occasionally is effluent from “a leak in the ...

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The co-authors of Peter and the Starcatchers (2004) go to the same well, and that would be one trip too many.

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"Barry and Pearson effectively pull off the difficult trick of penning a stand-alone title that fans will adore while simultaneously causing newbies to flock back to their previous joint works--pretty nifty, that.

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Apparently, Hook tricked Peter into becoming Hook because only Peter-as-Hook could uncover his treasure chest — the contents of which reveal the disappointing news that Hook became a pirate not for sheer love of villainy but because of a traumatic childhood.

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Barrie's familiar Peter Pan story, proved immensely successful, combining humor, suspense and a genuinely good story into a novel that captivated readers eager to know how Peter ended up on Neverland in the first place.

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