Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson:

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.


This riveting adventure takes listeners on a journey from a harsh orphanage in old England to a treacherous sea in a decrepit old tub. Aboard the Never Land is a trunk that holds a magical substance with the power to change the fate of the world—just a sprinkle and wounds heal; just a dusting and people can fly. Towering seas and a violent storm are the backdrop for battles at sea. Bone-crushing waves eventually land our characters on Mollusk Island - where the action really heats up.


Dive into this twist on J.M. Berry’s Peter Pan, changing it into a wholly different adventure. Familiar characters changed, though not entirely, echo Berry’s classic story. Peter and the Starcatchers is brimming with richly developed characters, from the scary but somehow familiar Black Stache and the ferocious Mister Grin to the sweet but sophisticated Molly and the fearless Peter. In the end, how does one demonstrate courage?


Learning objectives:

  • Evaluate Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

  • Use direct quotes from texts to explain and prove ideas about the reading

  • Compare multiple perspectives on the same event, idea, or theme

  • Identify the author/narrator's point of view and explains how this affects the content of the text

  • Read a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, and drama

  • Use details from the text to summarize it, identify the main idea or theme, compare characters or events, or compare different texts of the same genre


  • Minimum recommended age: 9 
  • Instructor: Ms Miriam Joy Bonney
  • Thursdays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27