Ashley’s Christmas vacation is only a day old, and already she can tell it’s going to be a very llloooonnnnggg vacation, and she’s going to be bored unto death with her busy parents working ALL the time. Why, they don’t even have time to get a REAL Christmas tree from a tree farm. They are going to wind up with one that’s been sitting around for months from a Christmas tree stand.
With all her friends out of town for the holiday, Ashley has nothing to do—until one night, she wakes up and finds Peter Pan in her bedroom wrestling with his shadow. Since his original adventure with Wendy Darling—involving Peter’s shadow needing repair—Peter Pan has been bringing girls to Neverland to take care of the Lost Boys. But Ashley is different from the Wendys of the past—she’s a 21st century kind of girl, and she’d rather be hanging out with Tiger Lily and the mermaids or fight Captain Hook and his crew than fixing meals, cleaning and sewing for the Lost Boys. Ashley’s presence in Neverland shakes things up, and not everyone is in favor of the changes.
Reviewed by Kathy Thornhill, Zauel Memorial Library
Recommended for grades 4 and up