Saturday, March 28, 2009
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
Before he was Peter Pan he was just an orphan named Peter in this adventure book. Peter and a group of other boys from the orphanage are being sent off to an island to serve an evil king. On board the ship they are still treated badly being fed all sorts of disgusting things and kept deep below decks. But Peter meets Molly, a young girl also traveling on the ship and becomes aware of a trunk that seems to be receiving a lot of attention. When he sneaks into the room with the trunk he sees a rat flying over it and Molly is forced to reveal that the trunk is full of "star stuff", a magical powder from space and that her family is part of a group sworn to keep it from falling into the hands of those who would use it for evil. Unfortunately, Black Stache, a pirate, is also in search of the trunk and is likely to overtake the ship soon. It is up to Peter to fight this pirate, rescue his captives and save the Star Stuff for use by the good guys.