Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Illustrated by Greg Call
451 pages Ages 9+
Published in 2008 by Hyperion
This is the story how Peter Pan started and what Captain Hook became Captain Hook. Peter was an orphaned boy that lived in London. He escaped with his friends onto a ship called “The Neverland” and when stowed away on it they did not know where it was going. As soon as Peter got on the ship he realized he made a mistake: the guy in control was mean. And when he went sneaking out one night on the ship he got inside a cabinet and found a treasure box. There was something very powerful in the box and there was a pirate after whatever was in it.
I like the original Peter Pan story (the one with Wendy) but this is the story BEFORE Peter meets Wendy and I think it is great! There are 3 books in this series and they all tell the before story of Peter Pan.