I've always quite liked the Peter Pan story, so I was interested when Great Ormond Street said it was commissioning a sequel. The result, Peter Pan in Scarlet, is every bit as whimsical and exciting as the original.
Dreams are escaping into the real world and the only conclusion Wendy and the Lost Boys can come to is that something must be very wrong in Neverland. They set out to return to their childhood paradise, but when they get there they discover that Neverland is dramatically change, as is their old friend Peter Pan.
McCaughrean has managed to create a true sequel to the book, without spoiling the original. Peter, Wendy, and the boys are as we remember them, but the addition of the mysterious Ravello, the frightening witches, and the bloodthirsty Roarers expand the story in intriguing ways.
This is one of those books that would really benefit from being read aloud. Great fun.