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Blood Tide: A Never Land Book

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Blood Tide: A Never Land Book

written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, illustrated by Greg Call

It’s the beginning of another nice, sunny day when Neverland Island is struck by an earthquake. Overall, the damage is fairly minimal, but the Lost Boys’ underground hideaway is flooded. Fortunately, the boys are given shelter by the Mollusk tribe, and they get to see their friends Little Scallop and Shining Pearl.

The next day, after helping to clear up the debris, the children decide to go for a swim in the lagoon. It is then that James notices something wrong: the blue water is now a reddish color. Although concerned, but not wanting to appear silly to his comrades, James goes into the water with the other swimmers. However, his concern does not go unfounded when Thomas is attacked by a mermaid --- an ally of the Lost Boys and the Mollusk tribe. They tell the Mollusk chief about the surprising incident, and he promises to find out the reason behind the attack.

Meanwhile, the children notice that the pirates appear delighted over the discovery of a round, wooden keg. Convinced they are up to no good (as usual), the friends become determined to find out what trouble Captain Hook and his crew is planning next. Then there’s another attack and a kidnapping, creating further tension within the Mollusk-Mermaid alliance. As the alarming reason behind the mermaids’ bizarre behavior is discovered, there is talk of war. Will the Lost Boys and the princesses be able to save the alliance and stop Captain Hook’s latest dastardly plan before it’s too late?

BLOOD TIDE is Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s latest book featuring Peter Pan’s friends and foes in Neverland. Amidst the daring action and scary moments, readers will discover how the importance of teamwork and environmental awareness affects the characters’ decisions. Fans of the Never Land series will not want to miss out on the Lost Boys’ most important adventure yet.

Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on September 16, 2008

Blood Tide: A Never Land Book
written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, illustrated by Greg Call

  • Publication Date: September 16, 2008
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • ISBN-10: 0786837918
  • ISBN-13: 9780786837915