Kelly over at Big A little a (one of my favorite book-related sites) has an excellent review today of Ridley Pearson's The Kingdom Keepers, a book that I also enjoyed. The book is about what happens in Disney World after dark, and includes a compelling story filled with Disney villains and high-tech holograms. Like Kelly, I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes Disney details of this book, and the likeability of the main character. But I encourage you to read Kelly's review for more details.
I also liked Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This book is a prequel to Peter Pan, outlining possibilities for how Peter became the way he is. I know that there has been some controversy in regards to this book, because it's not the official prequel sanctioned by the London hospital that owns the copyright to Peter Pan (click here for a good recap of that situation on the Grumpy Old Bookman blog). But I enjoyed Peter and the Starcatchers.
I also like Ridley Pearson's Lou Boldt / Daphne Matthews mystery series mystery series quite a bit (especially the character of Daphne). But if I had a vote, I would have Mr. Pearson spent his time on sequels to the The Kingdom Keepers, instead of the adult books. Because there are plenty of police procedurals out there, but how many thrillers can you find set behind the scenes in Disney World? Happy Reading! -- Jen
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