Neverland has always been a place of safety for the pixies, but, the magic is dying, and along with it the pixies. Only one pixie, Tink, has the courage to try to do something about it. Tink crosses the barrier to the land of humans in search of someone who still believes in magic, the only way to save Neverland. In the city of humans, she finds a boy; a wandering spirit who is escorting other souls to find homes. She faces a challenge, though; can she convince Peter to accompany her back to Neverland?
Pan: The Untold Stories of Neverland by K. R. Thompson is the first book in the Neverland series; the back stories of the characters that make up the magical stories that we all know. In this introductory story we learn the history of the boy who became Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys. Told with equal measures of humor, pathos, and fantasy, we get to know Peter, a boy desperately seeking the life he once knew, and the beginning of a magical relationship that has entertained generations of those of those of us who still believe in ‘magic.’
This is a fairy tale that will appeal to readers of all ages. I give it four stars.