Good The Bridge to Never Land Creat Dave Barry Ridley Pearson
Good The Bridge to Never Land Creat Dave Barry Ridley Pearson am Books Dave Barry is a humor columnist For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom Dave s World, in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men s underpants with a Barbie doll.In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low flow toilets.Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he s funny.. Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently brought at an auction Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is the document seems to be referring to some books she has readAidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently brought at an auction Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is the document seems to be referring to some books she has read the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan But how could that be The document seems far older than the books And of course, the books are just stories.Curious, Sarah and Aidan begin to decipher the mysterious document At first it s a game unraveling the mystery piece by piece, each piece leading them to a new, deeper puzzle.But soon the game turns strange and scary They discover that the stories are real, and that what they thought was a fictional battle between good and evil is still going on And the scariest part is They have become part of it.Pursued by a being that can take any form and will stop at nothing to get what it wants from them, Aidan and Sarah embark on a desperate, thrilling quest for help a quest that leads them to some unforgettable people in some unlikely places, including one that s not supposed to exist at all At each step they must solve new puzzles and escape new dangers, all the while knowing that is they fail, the evil they are fleeing will be let loose on an unsuspecting world.. Bestseller Kindle The Bridge to Never Land I read this story aloud to my 9 year old daughter...we are fans of the "Peter and the Starcatchers" series and really looked forward to this book. I have to say that it is very different than the previous series. I found the idea of this wonderfully rich and detailed world that explained how Peter and the Lost Boys came to be in Never Land, and where exactly Captain Hook came from, to be absolutely wonderful. We were enthralled throughout all of the first four books. This story was engaging, humorous and entertaining...but it wasn't quite as enticing or engrossing as the previous books were.While this book is sort of a sequel to the "Peter and the Starcatchers" books, it isn't really a sequel to the last book. It is more of a sequel to all of them as a group. In this book, we get an entirely different cast of characters at first. For the majority of the book none of the characters we grew to love and root for in the past books are involved. While it is interesting to see the difference between how children of today's world would have to deal with the adventures in protecting Starstuff from the evil Ombra as compared to Molly and Peter, for me the story lost something in the transition to modern day.The book did pick up once the children were able to get to Peter, but for some reason it really bothered me that both children didn't get to experience Never Land. Additionally, the tie-in between Disney publishing this book and the fact that a very large amount of the story is set at Disney World got to be a bit old after a while. It sort of felt like I was reading a constant commercial for DisneyWorld.Overall, my daughter and I both did enjoy the book, however not nearly as much as the previous books in the series. I think this was largely because of how much we missed the interaction and obvious caring between Peter and Molly. Perhaps the very brilliant Misters Barry and Pearson could, rather than continuing to write in this universe, mine another fairy tale or story for a similar sort of "if you only knew the truth" backstory? What really happened in "Alice in Wonderland", or "Sleeping Beauty"? What was the 'truth' behind "Rapunzel"? I'd love to see what else they could come up with.
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