The Resource Forever Neverland, Susan Adrian

Forever Neverland, Susan Adrian

Label
Forever Neverland
Title
Forever Neverland
Statement of responsibility
Susan Adrian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told in two voices, Clover, twelve, and her autistic brother Fergus, eleven, discover they are descended from Wendy Darling and set off with Peter Pan for adventures in Neverland
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • Grades 3-6 While visiting grandparents in London, Clover worries about her brother, Fergus, who is often misunderstood because of his autism. There, the two siblings—descendants of Wendy Darling—learn that generations of children in their family have gone on Neverland adventures. Soon, Peter Pan shows up at their window, and Clover and Fergus leave London behind. Fergus thrives in the freedom of Neverland, where no one expects him to be a certain way, while Clover falters, often doing the wrong thing by accident. When a terrifying monster from Greek mythology begins kidnapping mermaids, they discover that Neverland’s villains change, depending on the visitors, and the adventure is afoot. Adrian’s exciting tale contains familiar Neverland elements, but the addition of mythology (a passion of Fergus’) injects a fun and interesting new element. The viewpoint alternates in chapters between Clover and Fergus, providing insight into the worries, fears, and growth of both realistic protagonists. A fresh and worthy Neverland update for today’s young readers. -- Mariko Turk (Reviewed 6/21/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 20)
  • Two Americans go adventuring in Neverland in this continuation of the famous Barrie classic. Clover and Fergus, two white children from San Diego, are spending three weeks in London with grandparents whom they have never met. As they struggle to settle into a strange place, Fergus is intrigued by sightings of a mysterious boy outside of their sixth-floor nursery window. A talk with their grandmother reveals that they are the descendants of Wendy—she is Margaret from the famous novel's conclusion—and that Peter's appearance means that he wants to take them on an adventure. Neverland is everything that the siblings could want, until mermaids start mysteriously disappearing. Adrian does an exemplary job of creating complex and compelling characters out of the sibling protagonists—who alternate narration duties—so that readers are thoroughly invested in their journeys before Peter whisks them away. Fergus' autism is deftly woven into the narrative and the siblings' relationship. Clover, used to mothering her younger brother, struggles to stop worrying in Neverland, while Fergus, loving the freedom he finds there, fears that he will be judged. Two welcome and notable changes to the original Neverland mythos are the inclusion of female Lost Boys—the group as a whole alternates the monikers "Lost Boys and "Lost Girls"—as well as a racially diverse cast of supporting characters; Barrie's Indians do not figure in the plot and indeed are not mentioned at all. A list of books and websites on autism is appended. A magical ode to childhood that updates the classic while keeping its flavor. (Fantasy. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10784044
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adrian, Susan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 570
  • 570L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.A273
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Autism
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Mythology, Greek
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Forever Neverland, Susan Adrian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780525579274
Lccn
2018025631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Forever Neverland, Susan Adrian
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780525579274
Lccn
2018025631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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