I love books that give more depth to fairy tales, and this was no exception. Tiger Lily is a young native woman who meets Peter Pan and gets swept up into the magic of his existence. He offers her escape from her everyday world, where she is something of an outcast in her village and betrothed to a man she dislikes. Love, adventure, responsibilities, magic, and reality all battle each other in this wonderful coming of age story.
— Jenn, Atlanta
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“As a big fan of the original Peter Pan, I was initially a little wary of Anderson's retelling, but after only a few sentences I was completely sold! Before Wendy Bird, there was Tiger Lily, a mysterious and wild young woman from one of Neverland's many tribes. She and the infamous Peter share a love story that is beautiful, tenuous, and doomed from the onset. Anderson brings Neverland back to life in a gritty and very real way, and I loved being immersed in that world.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
In this stunning reimagining of J. M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson expertly weaves a gripping tale of love, loss, and adventure.
When fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan deep in the forbidden woods of Neverland, the two form an unbreakable bond. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. And yet, she is willing to risk everything—her family, her future—to be with him.
Then an English girl named Wendy Darling arrives on the island. With dangers tightening around them, Tiger Lily soon finds out how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her in Neverland…and discovers that the deadliest enemies lurk inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
About the Author
Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, Tiger Lily, and the popular May Bird trilogy. She lives in Asheville, N.C., with her husband, her son, and an endless parade of stray pets.
★ “Guided by fragile, insect-size faerie Tink, readers are drawn into this richly reimagined Neverland. Working with the darker threads of Barrie’s bittersweet classic, Anderson weaves an enchanting tale.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ “The mythology of Neverland is eloquently woven into the story, and characters are reborn in fascinating ways. Readers will find it being drawn into Tiger Lily’s world, where dangers and emotions are painted several shades darker than in J. M. Barrie’s classic fantasy.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ “Its many layers create a place of dangerous wonder. Tiger Lily has been reinvented with a complex backstory, giving her a credible source of deep strength and dark emotion.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“Serious and moving.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“This unique retelling of PETER PAN by J. M. Barrie has a literary feel, lush descriptions, and a mysterious but sympathetic main character…A sophisticated fantasy, a new spin on a classic tale.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“In expressive, graceful language, Anderson tells the story of the fierce Tiger Lily and her thorny romance with the legendary Peter Pan. Its sensitive, passionate portrayal of familiar characters is captivating.” — Booklist
“With this quiet and bittersweet story, readers will never again think of Peter Pan as simple animation.” — BookPage
“Funny, free, and utterly imaginative, Jodi Lynn Anderson’s writing is packed with loveliness.” — Ann Brashares, national bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on Peaches
“Tiger Lily is a captivating tale—by turns exciting and enchanting.” — Alex Flinn, New York Times bestselling author of Beastly