The Bridge to Never Land

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The Bridge to Never Land

The Bridge to Never Land 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 brou

  • Title: The Bridge to Never Land
  • Author: Dave Barry Ridley Pearson
  • ISBN: 9781423138655
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.

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    1. Clare on said:

      I read this story aloud to my 9 year old daughterwe 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, humoro [...]

    2. Everley Sharp, the Clankinist on said:

      What is it about Peter Pan that makes him so amazing? I've been trying to figure that out since I was six. And so far, I've been largely unsuccessful in pinpointing one single quality that sets him apart. I mean, sure, he flies. Sure, he's always young. But there's something else about him. Maybe it's his attitude, as Sarah says. Or his total disregard for his personal well being.Or maybe the ease that he drops mangoes with.

    3. Bobby Dykeman on said:

      There needs to be another book. It can't end this way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. Kristen on said:

      Hmmm, this book ended with the hint that there will be another book. Will there? I hope so. As long as they keep writing this series, I will keep reading the books. I sure enjoy them.This book introduces us to brand new characters, Sarah and Aidan Cooper. They are in the modern era. Sarah has read all the Starcatchers books (which I think was such a neat idea). She and her brother find a weird piece of paper hidden in a secret compartment in their father's desk. So naturally they try to figure o [...]

    5. Nikola on said:

      Okay, I have a lot of feeling about this book. See, I was perfectly content with the Starcatchers series being a trilogy, but I couldn't say that I wasn't excited about the fourth one coming out about three years ago. It wasn't as good as the other three, but it was a nice addition to the series that I've probably read more times than Harry Potter (which is quite a lot).This book was interesting. My friend told me about it a while ago but I didn't really know what she was talking about until I s [...]

    6. Sean Frawley on said:

      Action: 7.5Characters: 5.2Plot: 6.0Pace: 7.1Overall: 6.8Struggling Reader Score 7.0All scores out of a possible 10If you read any of the first books in the Starcatcher series, you probably already know how amazing these books are. They are definitely one of the more creative re-imaginings of a classic story that I have read in a long time, second best to The Looking Glass Wars. They are grand adventures that are incredibly engaging, humorously witty, and easy to read. For the record, I think my [...]

    7. Kathy Davie on said:

      Fifth in the Peter and the Starcatchers fantasy adventure series for kids. This installment takes us beyond what we expect of Peter Pan in a contemporary America. My Take Okay, it is a fun adventure but there was something missing in it for me. I suspect part of my disappointment was in the story's contemporary setting when I was expecting something with more "history". It's still a clever manipulation of the Peter Pan fantasy that weaves in our own Disney World with the even more clever inclusi [...]

    8. Meg McGregor on said:

      This story is the latest in a series featuring the legendary Peter Pan, Starcatchers, and Disney World!I really enjoyed the parts where the group was in Disney World, as I had been there for our third wedding anniversary! It was wonderful to be able to see all the sights in Disney World again as I was reading the story!I also enjoyed the part where the wormhole, or bridge to Never Land, was located in Peter Pan's Flight! Brilliant!But the book took too long to get to that point! The adventure to [...]

    9. Hazel M Bear on said:

      So when I picked this up, I had no idea it was actually the fifth in this series, but rather I believed it to be a sort of side story. The good thing is, it doesn't seem to require much backstory, as the characters try to explain it all to you. What did bother me was how those characters and narration overly explained EVERYTHING. Little things, which should be expressed by how a person stands or the words they say, the authors instead just 'tell'. As is when you're in English class and your teac [...]

    10. Kylie on said:

      An avid fan of the "Peter and the Starcatchers" books, I was excited for this new installment to come out. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. The first 3/4 of this book has none of the magic of the original series. Somehow transporting the Neverland story to modern day, making the characters much older, and including the original series as "reference" books to the characters made the tale feel cheapened and a tad ridiculous. I was also very put off by the behavior of the teenaged protagonis [...]

    11. Hannah Russell on said:

      They really should have stopped at four. I really enjoyed all the Peter and the Starcatchers books, and then I read this one, which generally read like a bad fan fiction of the rest of the series. Hard to get into, trying too hard, plot is generally pointless and had none of the spark of the rest of the series. The literally tried to remove the magic of the previous books by making bad physics explanations of starstuff, and then have to handwave the science anyways in the end. Very disappointed. [...]

    12. Benjamin Thomas on said:

      Sometimes it’s just nice to read a book that is pure adventure and fun. While this is technically the fifth novel in the “Peter and the Starcatchers” series, it is really a little bit separate. This time around, the authors decided to do something different and it really paid off. Frankly, the series was starting to grow a little stale and a bit repetitive, so much so that I was reluctant to even read this one, even though it’s been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. The original [...]

    13. Marie on said:

      My six-year-old and I enjoyed the audiobook together. Sadly this book was read by a different reader than the previous books and while he was ok, he wasn't Jim Dale.This book offers a modern day American twist on the original series. It's a fun fast paced story and most of it deserved four stars but I had a couple of complaints that caused me to lower the rating. First, I didn't connect very well with the kids in the story and mostly just found them annoying. My biggest complaint though is the g [...]

    14. Tina Peterson on said:

      The Starcatchers series is wonderful! Don't let the length of the book scare you off - if your kids can read the Harry Potter series with no problems they won't have any trouble reading this one. Yes it's long - but engaging, action packed and full of scenes to trigger your kids imaginations.I came in late on this series and will be adding the other books into my personal library. The Bridge to NeverLand and the whole Starcatchers series is based on the questions "how did Peter Pan come to be? a [...]

    15. Katie on said:

      While hunting through the library bookshelves for a completely different book one afternoon, I stumbled upon this. The title was the thing that did me in. I'm a huge fan of anything Peter Pan, so naturally, this appealed to me very much. After I had read the description, I got even more excited. It was sort of a sequel to the Starcatchers series I so much enjoyed. So, totally ditching the other book I had come to get, I got this out instead.Unfortunately, as much as I was excited about this book [...]

    16. Daisy on said:

      I have only read the first book in this series, but that didn't detract from my reading experience in the least! Although I think I had a little less anxiety about the main bad guy than I would have had if I'd read the other 3 books as well. But not to worry: if you haven't read them, you can still read this one! We meet up with Sarah and Adrian, who go questing together in search of a way into Never Land and meet up with Molly Aster's greatgrandson in the process. I really liked Sarah, but both [...]

    17. Bryce Tim on said:

      This book is for people who are into fantasy and love the story of Peter Pan. The story is the back story of Peter Pan and takes place after the Peter Pan story that most people know. The back story is that there is a group of people called the Starcatchers and they are trying to keep and find starstuff, a dust that makes people and things fly. The Starcatchers are keeping the starstuff from a evil shadow-stealer called Ombra who will use it to annihilate Earth. The author brings the story to li [...]

    18. Amanda on said:

      I mostly liked it, but there were too many brand names being dropped, maybe to contribute to the new, modern feel of this book compared to the other Starcatchers books. I also felt like Aidan was too wimpy and anti-adventure. He had a lot of good points in arguing with his sister about why they shouldn't embark on this adventure, enough that it almost convinced me. I was not as caught up in the story because I was thinking, "Yeah, he's right! Why are they even doing any of this stuff?" My final [...]

    19. Jessica Thompson on said:

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    20. Kevin on said:

      Another great book in the Starcatchers series. The idea and premise behind this one is way out there and I kinda like it. It left me with one question unanswered, but still it was good. Sarah and Aidan find a note in their father's desk and it leads them to believe that the story they read about in the book Peter and the Starcatchers may be true and there may really be starstuff in the world. Now they just have to find it.

    21. Melissa on said:

      The final book is this series did not disappoint-except that it was the last book :)"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 read - the Starcatchers series, about the ori [...]

    22. Claire on said:

      SYNOPSISAidan 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 bought 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 t [...]

    23. Linda on said:

      Surprising, I really enjoyed this book. I was getting a little tired of the series, but wanted to read it just to put a check mark on the series, but was very happily surprised. This story takes place in the present time, so over 100 years since the last book. I was ready to really hate that, but it worked out quite nicely and the new characters were fun to get to know. The only think I didn't like was that the very end, hinted at yet another resurrection Of Lord Ombra and I was tired of him ret [...]

    24. Elizabeth on said:

      I'm totally biased by my love of Disney World, but any book that incorporates the "Peter Pan's Flight" ride into an already solid adventure story is okay by me. I loved that so much of the book was set at WDW, and also loved the mash-up of modern characters/technology with a visit to Never Never Land. I hadn't read books 1-4 for many years, but this one really stands on its own anyway.

    25. Tom Grieve on said:

      This book was a fun, quick read with a satisfying conclusion. It's been a few years since I read the first four Starcatchers books so they weren't fresh in my mind, but I still felt like it fit well with the rest of the series.I would not recommend reading this book if you haven't read the others, but if you have it makes a nice addition to the overall story.

    26. Michelle Tipping Barth on said:

      We picked this up on audio and listened to it in the car as a family. our almost 6 year old loved it our almost 2 year old not so much. we now need to go back and find the first book in the series and read the rest of them. our almost 6 year old can't wait to listen to the story's in the car again soon.

    27. Heather on said:

      I can't even. The way they built it and made it so true, I felt like I could be Sarah, who just happens to save the world with her little brother, though for me it would be a big sister. I wish that world was real. But then. We never know. It always could be.

    28. No, David! No! on said:

      I have enjoyed the series. This one was not as good though. I appreciate that Pearson knows Disney parks, and that was incorporated this time. I just didn't like it being set in modern times. They did leave it open ended enough that they will probably have a 6th book.

    29. Elizabeth Meadows on said:

      I really enjoyed this book! I have been a big fan of the series for a long time and didn't even know about this 5th book until recently. It is a great mix of reality and fantasy. The authors seemed to have left the ending open to another installment, which I would happily read.

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