Peter and the Shadow Thieves

Matt Foldery

Good Friends Stick Together, Friendship Never Fails

Peter Pan

Peter is a kind young man. He is always loyal to his friends and is also a great friend to have. He has a fun loving personality but when things get tough he wont back down. In this book he goes on an adventure from his home (never never land) to England to save one of his best friends, Molly. Over all he is a hard working, loyal, fun, kind and adventurous boy.

Molly

Molly is a respectful young woman. She is fun , kind, loving, and always has an open heart to listen when you need a friend to talk to. In this book Molly is put to the emotional limit between family, friends, new people, and the "others"... This girl is not so ordinary though her dad is a Starcatcher and when she is in distress she wont let anyone get in her way.

Summary

Peter and the Shadow Thieves is a fictional story about an English boy named Peter who helps a secret organization known as Starcatchers escape from the evil Lord Ombra, the leader of a dark group called The Others. Peter lives on the tropical Mollusk Island, which is inhabited by a band of pirates led by the evil Black 'Stache, also know as Captain Hook; as well as a band of natives called the Mollusks. Peter lives with four other boys on the island and is constantly accompanied by Tinkerbell, a fairy-like "birdgirl" who, like Peter, has the ability to fly.

The story revolves around a substance called starstuff, which has magical powers. Starstuff falls to earth and is collected by the Starcatchers to be returned to the heavens in a special event called the Return. This return takes place at Stonehenge durring a lunar eclipse. A dark group called The Others seeks to steal the collected starstuff from the Starcatchers. Peter needs to get the starstuff returned to the heavens before The Others can get a hold of it, because they have intentions of taking over the world...

Conflict and Resolution

The conflict in this story is that Lord Ombra the leader of the Others is trying to get his hands on the largest quantity of starstuff that has ever fallen to earth. Lord Ombras intentions are to take over the world with the Others as leader, but the star catchers cant let that happen.

The resolution to this story is that the starstuff has to be returned but can only be returned at Stonehenge on a lunar eclipse. The end goes like this... Lord Aester goes to return the starstuff, but Ombra also arrives and creates complications. Peter get there and finds that Aester was shot and the others almost had the star stuff in their hands. Peter swoops down to the chest of starstuff and opens it. The light is strong enough it kills Ombra leaving no threat. Peter is a hero and for now the Others are behind. Molly is reunited with her father and mother.

setting

This story takes place mostly in England this is where Molly lives. Although you may think of England of a bit of a romantic place, in the story England is described as a dark, foggy, and gloomy area in the "back" streets.

About The Author Dave Barry

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years his work has appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
Dave has also written a total of 30 books, 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.

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...

About The Author Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Bolt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he co-wrote with Dave Barry. Also he is in the band Rock Bottom Remainders with Mitch Albom, Stephen King, Amy Tan, and Dave Barry.

Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing their time between Missouri and Idaho.