Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Tiger Lily Book?

As we all know, the Peter Pan mythos has quite the grasp on us.  People just can't leave it alone.  Way to go, Barrie!

Yes, folks, there is yet another variation on Peter Pan headed our way.
But this time the focus is on one of the underused characters.  How about the story from Tiger Lily's point of view?

I have to say, I like this idea quite a bit.  It has potential.  It could easily open up a wealth of hitherto unexplored nuances of this classic tale.  It could also easily become a sappy mess.

A couple of bits worry me thus far from the description below: "teenage Peter Pan" and "boy who loves her." Now, that's all fine and good if we're truly dealing with a re-imagining.  After all, Pan could certainly love her in a book like that.  But if it's meant to be the same story only from the perspective of the "Indian Princess" I call foul.  I'm not really sure at this point.  As always, I hope for the best.

Tiger Lily is by Jodi Lynn Anderson and is due out this July.

15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland, and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, big-hearted but hard to reach, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything - her family, her future - to be with the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her. When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! I'm Definitly going to have to keep a lookout for this book! Its such a cool idea! Another book that came out relatively recently is "Always Neverland" which is a sequel (unauthorized of course) to peter and Wendy.

Peter Von Brown said...

Thanks for stopping by, Caleb.

Yes, I know of that one, too. I posted about it here.