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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743564281
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Journey back to Neverland in the first-ever authorized
sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece, Peter Pan

The Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, who own the copyright to the movie Peter Pan, marked that work's centenary by authorizing the creation of a new novel that would share the same characters as the original, and bring as much pleasure to children and adults around the world as Peter Pan has done. The result of a worldwide search to find just the right author for this special sequel is this - Peter Pan in Scarlet by the renowned and multi-award winning Geraldine McCaughrean.

Set in the 1930s when the devastating effects of World War I are still resonating throughout the world, Peter Pan in Scarlet sets listeners on an unforgettable journey fraught with danger. All is not well. Dreams - nightmares - are leaking out of Neverland as it chafes against the Here and Now, wearing holes in the fabric in between. Somehow Time is moving on where Time was never meant to. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys find their way back to Neverland - with the help of the fairy, Fireflyer - only to discover adventure waiting in ambush and their worst nightmare coming true in the most unexpected of ways! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a blend of early twentieth century writing and ideas and contemporary language and ideas, McCaughrean has woven a connection to Peter and Neverland for present and future generations...Details of the story are for reading, and the reader will surely embrace the magic of Peter Pan and his scarlet coat.” 

    Children’s Literature

  • Peter Pan in Scarlet, set in the 1930s, is certain to be one of the most discussed and read children's books of recent years. A classic in its own right.” 

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “[Peter Pan in Scarlet] is sure to prove irresistible for many.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tim Curry is understated, subtle but not subdued, and his care highlights McCaughrean’s wordsmithing and lets her storytelling shine. Curry...narrates...with wonder [and] joy...Listeners of all ages will find this to be a splendid, timeless adventure.”  

    AudioFile

  • “A strong, poignant tale in its own right.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cory | 2/20/2014

    " After the Peter and the star catchers, I felt that this was a bit of a let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1Erick0719 | 2/16/2014

    " It's pretty good so far, it is somewhat mysterious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmalisa | 2/16/2014

    " McCaughrean did a really good job of capturing the spirit of Barrie's Peter Pan, and she does an excellent job of referring to Barrie's original and his history. For example, Wendy tells a story about a little white bird, and _The Little White Bird_ is the book in which Barrie first makes mention of Peter Pan. There's also mention of the Serpentine (the river running through Kensington Gardens), Kirriemuir (where Barrie was born), and the tragic real-life history of the Llewelyn Davies (the family which inspired Peter Pan and after many of the characters are based on and/or named after). The story moves a little slowly at first, but ultimately this was a delightful, quick read. McCaughrean was a great choice to continue Barrie's legacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeNeal | 2/11/2014

    " I listened to this before I read Peter Pan. The first chapter had me laughing so hard at those poor grown up lost boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelakitty | 2/9/2014

    " If you are a fan of J.M. Barrie's original Peter Pan, you will LOVE this book! It is an actual authorized sequel to the original and continues the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. As the story unfolds the author quickly and easily slips into Barrie's brutally honest yet pleasant tone and you are once more whisked away to Neverland to witness the next chapter of the timeless masterpiece that is Peter Pan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Oliver | 1/31/2014

    " A bit strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Harris | 1/15/2014

    " Easy read. Once I got going, I found myself thinking about the story while I was doing other work - parts made me sad and parts made me happy. It was how a sequel to Peter Pan should be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 11/18/2013

    " Oddly melancholy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 10/5/2013

    " I did enjoy this sequel to Peter Pan. The author was able to capture the essence of the characters and hint at the impact of the war on England. I think she also reflected Barry's writing style quite well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiera C.S./Kylie C.S. | 9/23/2013

    " This book is a great book if you can stay awake. unfortunately i read this at a time when i had little good sleep and remember only snipets of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie Mabrey | 4/5/2013

    " Thought the story was okay. I liked it better than the original one. Just would rather seen the characters be stringer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arielle | 2/27/2013

    " I'm not currently finished but i think its an amazing book and everyone should read it! it's pretty funny, too!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 1/1/2013

    " this was a pretty fun book. i think it gave out an important message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iamthatis | 9/9/2012

    " The thing I thought was the funniest was that to get back to Neverland, you had to wear children's clothes. One man only had access to his young daughter's clothes. Hence, when he went back to Neverland, he was a she. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Iseman | 9/2/2011

    " Cute for a small child... not so great for an adult. Gets kind of predictable and boring after around chapter 4 or so... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charissa | 7/30/2011

    " This is a really good sequel to Peter Pan. I think the fairy that the grown-up Lost Boys and the Darlings made (I can't remember his name! >.<) was really random, and I just loved his strange fairy wise-crack thingies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Indah Threez Lestari | 6/22/2011

    " Lebih baik nonton Peter Pan dewasa di film Hook... ;D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandis | 6/11/2011

    " This was such a fun adventure read! PERFECT for ages 8-99...especially boys! I can't wait to read it to mine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelica | 5/12/2011

    " A very good sequel to the original Peter Pan, this time Wendy, Peter and John are grown up and come back to a very different Neverland. It was a very entertaining book for kids who love the original Peter Pan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 NotCBlue | 3/26/2011

    " Cute for a small child... not so great for an adult. Gets kind of predictable and boring after around chapter 4 or so... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/23/2011

    " I skimmed this book before, and I recently read half. So I guess technically I didn't finish it. But it was kinda slow, and I didn't really understand the plot line. I'm just hoping someone else comes up with another sequel (so we can have variation). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stven | 2/2/2011

    " I just couldn't get this to work. Cute turns of phrase are not enough. I wanted to enjoy it, but it didn't happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 1/13/2011

    " A very cute story. Peter and the lost boys are at it again, in this imaginative, clever, and magical story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/8/2011

    " It's SO good! I once rented it but now I rented it again to finish it because due to school etc I didn't get the time to do so...! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 11/8/2010

    " Hardly my favorite Peter Pan spin-off. Max and I have listened to some really great Peter Pan stories... if we hadn't, this one might have been more interesting to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/19/2010

    " A light read. First authorized sequel to Peter Pan - authorized by the hospital to which JM Barrie bequeathed Peter Pan. Made me want to go back and read Peter Pan (on my list...). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neal | 10/5/2010

    " The authorized sequel to the Peter Pan we all know and love. I read this to my oldest three girls (6, 8 and 11) and they loved it and hung on every real and made up word.

    This book had a lot of suspense and really fed our imaginations. I'd like to see it made into a movie. "

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About the Author
Author Geraldine McCaughreanGeraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.
About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.