Available in stores now, The Bridge to Never Land ($18.99; ISBN: 1-4231-3865-1) written by Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry and noted New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson. This imaginative novel hit stands Tuesday and is anticipated to be another hit by this dynamic duo. The contemporary follow-up to the Starcatchers series will take Sarah and Aidan on a quest that will challenge them to solve a series of puzzles, which will gradually convince them that Peter Pan is not fiction after all. They will discover what happened to the remainder of the starstuff cache that Wendy and Peter fought to protect many years ago. But that’s only the beginning. They’ll find that in the early twentieth century, Wendy and the other Starcatchers embarked on one last great mission—to find a way to protect Never Land island, with magical creatures and its precious starstuff supply, from the increasingly intrusive the outside world.
In addition to a multi-city tour, Dave and Ridley will be participating in the D23 Expo:
SPECIAL D23 EXPO 2011 APPEARANCE
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) invites families and fans to experience the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, taking place at Anaheim Convention Center from August 19–21, 2011.
On Friday, August 19, in the Disney Channel booth, fans of all ages are invited to join Dave and Ridley, along with beloved Jake and the Never Land Pirates characters Jake, Captain Hook, and Mr. Smee, for a celebration of the power of imagination and the magic of Disney storytelling. This event also includes an appearance by actor David Arquette (the voice of Skully in the hit Disney Junior series Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and a special announcement from The Walt Disney Company Corporate Citizenship team.
DAVE AND RIDLEY’S SCHEDULE
• Ridley Pearson Presents Kingdom Keepers (August 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – In this presentation, Ridley will discuss the series and reveal his behind-the-scenes experiences at the Disney Parks while researching the New York Times best-selling books.
• Behind the Page with Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (August 20, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.) – These highly entertaining best-selling authors will discuss the blockbuster series Peter & The Starcatchers, with focus on the new book, The Bridge to Never Land.
- Disney Presents Best-Selling Authors, Exclusive Giveaways, And Interactive Surprises At D23 Expo (chipandco.com)
- The Bridge to Never Land by Award-Winning Authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (chipandco.com)