Great Ormond Street Hospital selected McCaughrean to write the sequel to Peter Pan from over 100 contestants. The White Darkness will be out in the UK in September 1, published by Oxford University Press.
Informative article in The Scotsman about McCaughrean, J.M. Barrie and the book.
In Barrie's story, Captain Hook, Peter's foe and alter ego, died when he was eaten by a crocodile. McCaughrean has hinted that Peter, with no enemy to challenge, begins to take [H]Cook's place - even borrowing his clothes. She also said she was determined to appeal to both adults and children, and would avoid the saccharine-sweet Disney image of Peter and the Lost Boys, with Wendy a more assertive 21st-century girl.