Monday, August 28, 2006

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Peter Pan in Scarlet will be published Oct. 5. Dinita Smith gives us an advance review and some news about the publication in the New York Times.

How does Peter Pan and Scarlet compare to Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's prequels? Smith writes, "A copy of Ms. McCaughrean’s manuscript obtained by The New York Times is more in keeping with the style of Barrie’s educated, British voice, and her Peter is truer to the original: as selfish and egomaniacal as ever. "

There is one big difference between the original and Peter Pan and Scarlet, according to Smith. Geraldine McCaughrean tells her: 'I wanted Wendy to be more spunky than she was in the last book. I wanted her to take a hand in the adventures, be a bit more of a feminist. I did not want the kind of female that hangs on Peter’s every word.'

Hooray for that. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.