Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and author, whose books have been adapted for cinema and TV and whose column appears in more than 500 newspapers around the world. Ridley Pearson is a bestselling crime novelist and was awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. They have now collaborated on five titles set in the world of Peter Pan. They both live in the USA.
Gr 3-5-The Lost Boys search for treasure and evade Captain Hook in this superb audio version of the second book (Disney, 2007) in the series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter is away, and James becomes fascinated by a cave filled with thousand of bats, a mysterious "Goat Taker," and perhaps gold. Shining Pearl and Little Scallop, two girls from the Mollusk tribe, attempt to warn James and his friends of the imminent danger. The gold is cursed, and anyone looking at the coins will be blinded. James and the boys enter the cave accompanied by the two girls. Captain Hook and his pirates are also in the cave looking for the children and the treasure. This wonderful story is paired with a gentle study in character. Greed can never be rewarded, and friendship can be as mighty as bravery. The self-reliant Shining Pearl is an excellent role model for girls. Narrator Jim Dale proves again that he is the best children's narrator, giving the characters unique voices that reflect their personalities. His voice describing the bats swooping out of the cave provides several shivery moments. Children will enjoy the humorous banter between the pirates as they listen to this fine adventure story.-Connie M. Pierce, Falling Water Elementary, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"An exciting and absorbing story, sailing across choppy waters at breakneck speed." The Guardian on Peter and the Starcatchers"