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Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself /

Pielmeier, John (author.). Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew) 1860-1937 Peter Pan. (Added Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dorchester County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC PIE (Text) 30018005336546 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1501161059
  • ISBN: 9781501161056
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland. Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a "dour Scotsman" whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud to present this crucial historic artifact in its entirety for the first time. Cook's story begins in London, where he lives with his widowed mother. At thirteen, he runs away from home, but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy. Soon he discovers a treasure map that leads to a mysterious archipelago called the "Never-Isles" from which there appears to be no escape. In the course of his adventures he meets the pirates Smee and Starkey, falls in love with the enchanting Tiger Lily, adopts an oddly affectionate crocodile, and befriends a charming boy named Peter--who teaches him to fly. He battles monsters, fights in mutinies, swims with mermaids, and eventually learns both the sad and terrible tale of his mother's life and the true story of his father's disappearance. Like Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Hook's Tale offers a radical new version of a classic story, bringing readers into a much richer, darker, and enchanting version of Neverland than ever before. The characters that our hero meets--including the terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque and a little girl named Wendy--lead him to the most difficult decision of his life: whether to submit to the temptation of eternal youth, or to embrace the responsibilities of maturity and the inevitability of his own mortality. His choice, like his story, is not what you might expect"--
Subject: Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew) 1860-1937 Characters Fiction
Hook Captain (Fictitious character) Fiction
Peter Pan (Fictitious character) Fiction
Pirates Fiction
Never-Never Land (Imaginary place) Fiction
FICTION / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Sea Stories
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Sea stories
Genre: Sea stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Sea fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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