Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Peter of Oz (Oz-Wonderland Series Book 5) by Ron Glick.
About the Book: Peter Pan has returned to Neverland – but it is not the faery world as he remembers it. Gone are the tribesmen and beasts, and in their place are goblins, ghosts, a dragon – and a second Peter Pan! Nothing is as it was, and the Peter most recently of Oz must find a way to make a difference in this entirely new world before two warring witches can destroy Neverland!
At the same time, Toto is on a quest of his own to find a way to defeat the Cheshire Cat. The one person who knows the Cat’s secrets though might just be too mad to help at all!
With a faithful eye to the original Baum, Carroll and Barrie classics, Peter of Oz continues the latest epic in the modern Oz-Wonderland series.
My Review: I’ve been a fan of this series since the beginning, and Ron Glick’s latest book doesn’t disappoint. Like his previous volumes, this one continues the story by combining the principle characters, as well as lesser knowns, from Frank L. Baum, Lewis Carrol, and J.M. Barrie in a style that’s reminiscent of classic writing. The author brings out each character’s past, drawing on the actual stories or blending his own creation with them flawlessly.
The story remains fast paced, intriguing, and fun, but that can also be a bad thing. At least, for me, these books fly by in the blink of an eye and I want more. Each of the last three have introduced some of my favorite characters like Peter Pan and now Captain Hook. He keeps snagging me by flashing what makes them awesome in time for the next book.
Overall, if love children’s classics or even the movies, you’ll love these books. They’re a great way to escape and have loads of fun!