Sunday, September 18, 2005

Young Captain Hook

As a long time fan of all things "Pan" I am looking forward to J.V.Hart's new YA book, Capt. Hook.
The book is reviewed today in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Brett Helquist is the illustrator of the early life of James Matthew or King Jas as he calls himself.

In the hands of a good writer the villain's back story is usually great reading. Over the years I have loved George McDonaldFraser's Flashman stories. Flashman was the bully who made Tom Brown's days at Rugby School a misery.

Like Fraser, J.V. Hart is a screenwriter whose movie credits include Hook, Tuck Everlasting, Contact and Muppet Treasure Island.

Book Sense has made it one of their Top Ten picks for Fall 2005.

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