discussing Adrian’s new book, Forever Neverland, a contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan.
“A magical ode to childhood that updates the classic while keeping its flavor.”–Kirkus Reviews
“One of the best representations of autism in middle grade literature. A must purchase for all children who love magic and adventure, especially those who have longed to see someone like Fergus on the page.”–Lizzie Huxley-Jones, editor of Stim
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What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go?
Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover is a little nervous–she’s supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world?
Fergus isn’t nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He’s tired of Clover’s constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can’t the real world be more like Neverland?
Neverland is fun and free, but it’s also dangerous and even scary at times. Unfamiliar creatures lurk in the shadows, and strange sounds come from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing. . . .
In an imaginative and thoughtful continuation of the story of Peter Pan, Susan Adrian explores Neverland with a fresh perspective and indelible warmth, offering a new adventure based on a beloved classic!
Susan Adrian is a fourth-generation Californian who somehow stumbled into living in Montana. By day she is a scientific editor, and by night she dreams up wild adventures that sometimes turn into books. She is the author of the holiday fantasy Nutcracked and two thrilling books for teens. Follow her on Twitter @susanadrian and visit her on the web at susanadrian.net.
Anne Nesbet is the author of The Orphan Band of Springdale, Cloud and Wallfish, The Wrinkled Crown, A Box of Gargoyles, and The Cabinet of Earths.