In this modern take on the classic Peter Pan, NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee) brilliantly shifts the focus from the boy who won’t grow up to Muscogee Lily and English Wendy—stepsisters who must face both dangers and wonders to find their way back to the family they love. With five starred reviews, this unmissable story is now in paperback!
In this beautifully reimagined story, Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland…
Lily and Wendy have been best friends since they became stepsisters. But now their parents are planning for the family to spend the summer apart. English-born, fanciful Wendy is going with her father to New York City. Sensible Lily, who’s Muscogee, is staying behind with her mother in the suburbs of Tulsa. And though they won’t say it, both girls are fretting about what this change means for their family, especially for their little brother, Michael.
Little do they know that a mysterious boy has been watching them from the oak tree outside their window. A boy who intends to take them away from home for good, to an island of wild animals, merfolk, fairies, and kidnapped children, to a sea of merfolk, pirates, and a giant crocodile.
A boy who calls himself Peter Pan.