Move over, Wendy Darling. There’s a new girl in Neverland! Swimming with mermaids, fighting off pirates, and befriending Tiger Lily is all Ashley can think about when she finds Peter Pan in her room one night. With a pinch of fairy dust and a few happy thoughts, she follows him all the way to Neverland. But Ashley’s plans for adventure are thwarted when Peter and the Lost Boys expect her to be the new “Wendy girl” and help with the spring cleaning. Spring cleaning? This is not what Ashley has in mind! Will Ashley win them over?
Ask your child about Ashley’s adventure and how it compared to the first Wendy girl’s trip to Neverland.
Talk with your child about how their own experiences compare to events in your life and the lives of your ancestors. Research shows that knowing family history can help children with their self-esteem, stress management, and resilience.
This modern-day take on the story of Peter Pan will have readers interested from the get-go, and I love the emphasis from the “new Wendy” that women can do hard things. This sequel to Peter Pan will tell you what’s happened since the first “Wendy girl” went to Neverland. With a lot of pixie dust, adventure, and fun, you’ll be sure to love the time you spend with Peter, Ashley, and all the lost boys while reading this book! I loved that Ashley surprised the lost boys by doing a lot more than just making food for the boys–she’s a strong female character that uses her knowledge to problem solve and help Peter Pan and all his boys!
<p>Zoe Barton grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from Vassar College. After working in publishing for a year, she left New York City to write full-time. She currently divides her time between Oregon, Montana, and North Carolina. This is her first novel.</p>