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Peter Pan (A Little Golden Book)

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With illustrations and vocabulary the kids can understand, this book provides an easy way for the kids to understand the story (of Peter Pan). It is a must for any children's book collection.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published December 28th 1995 by Golden Books (first published January 1st 1960)
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Jason Koivu
Apr 21, 2014 Jason Koivu rated it did not like it
Shelves: favorites
Over simplified into a vacant piece of confusing trash!...at least that seemed to be my 3 year old niece's opinion when I read to her the Little Golden Book version of Walt Disney's Peter Pan.

What ever happened to the quality product Little Golden Books used to put out? Okay, so maybe it's been about 30 years since I've read one and just maybe my literary quality requirements have changed, but I recall these stories having more substance...Oh who am I fooling? The bottom line is I've turned int
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Alexandria
Dec 14, 2011 Alexandria rated it really liked it
Shelves: disney, picture-books
I love Peter Pan! Sometimes I wish that Neverland is real.
Dakota
Jan 20, 2014 Dakota rated it liked it
This book is about a young boy named Peter Pan that lives in Neverland. In Neverland you never grow older. Peter Pan goes on a search to find his shadow that he lost. He later finds himself in London listening to Wendy telling her younger brothers John and Michael stories. After the stories Peter Pan goes into the room and finds his shadow and Wendy helps attach it back to him. Later that night Peter puts magic fairy dust on all three of them and they fly to Neverland where they fight pirates an ...more
Antoinette Evans
Apr 26, 2015 Antoinette Evans rated it liked it
The story of Peter Pan is told through Eugene Bradley Coco's Peter Pan. The story of Peter Pan whisking children away from their homes into a world of adventure in Neverland is an engaging tale for many young readers. The joy of danger and adventure is woven into an enticing tale. Older readers might not have the same perspective, almost viewing Peter Pan as a kidnapper and anti-hero of Neverland. Despite this, for young readers this is a delightful celebration of youth and life. In a land where ...more
Katie Roberts
This is a simplified version of Disney's "Peter Pan." Peter is a magical flying boy who has never grown up. He lives in Neverland with his friends, the Lost Boy. The story follows Peter as he meets Wendy, a young girl from London, and her siblings while working to defeat the menacing pirate, Captain Hook.
Faraja
May 19, 2015 Faraja added it
what l like about this book is because i like to see when peter pan fly
Karen Osuji
May 08, 2015 Karen Osuji rated it liked it
this book has so many versions but there is nothing like the origional.
Alejandra
I love This book
Sarah Rostkowski
Mar 21, 2012 Sarah Rostkowski rated it liked it
Shelves:
this book would be for a 4th grader because its more complex reading and a lot longer then usually. this was about wendy telling her brothers and peter pan and how he lives in a magical land called Neverland. and one night peter pan shows up at wendys window. and takes wendy, john and micahel darling to neverland. and when they get there peter shows them around.tinker bell gets jealous the peter and wendy became friends and she flies away with captin hook. but captin hook only took tinker bell b ...more
Karen
Jun 19, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
In our house we love Little Golden Books, and London, and pirates. We love fairy tales and any other stories that spark the imagination. While this book does not tell the story of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan perfectly or completely, it does make a very good introduction to the immortal character of boy who didn't grow up.

Sarah
May 23, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
i re-read peter pan but this time not as a disney story i read it from colonial point of view
this story show us how the colonial concept is being taught to the children , Peter pan is from London , Britain at that time was the most powerful country .
for example : Never Land
the name itself gives the idea that this land did not exist until we came , they don’t exist before we the ruling people knew them ,
and Captain Hook who is supposed to be one of the native people is shaped as an ugly characte
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Carissa Gelinas
"Peter Pan" is a story about Peter Pan and his adventures after running away when he was young. He never wanted to grow up, so he thought that was the best decision. This book is a cute fantasy. Kids really can enjoy this book because they have such a big imagination.
Vanessa West
Peter Pan is definitely a great fantasy book that allows children to imagine their selves in a place called the Never Land. This book is a very old story but still a great one for children to read but can be introduced at about 3 years old to the book. The Golden books always do a good job with drawing with details and good coloring. The fantasy comes into play when Wendy is telling her brothers and then magically Peter appears and off they go. The book is great because this is where Peter Pan a ...more
Jessica Block
Jul 11, 2013 Jessica Block rated it really liked it
I remember reading this book as a child and thinking about what it would be like if I could fly. This type of story allowed me to use my imagination so that I could imagine what it would be like for me to live this type of life. This book was also made into a movie like many of my other choices. I feel that as a teacher, this gives children the opportunity to understand what the story is about if there are various sources they can use to read or watch it. Although it is unrealistic, giving child ...more
Tara Calaby
Sep 04, 2015 Tara Calaby rated it liked it
I'm not sure whether this was one I actually owned, because the cover is less familiar than many, but I enjoyed the film, so I definitely would have at least read this as a kid.
Harkiran
Apr 30, 2013 Harkiran rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
Peter Pan can be so much fun. Following a boy that never wants to grow up. This book can be read in any year group. It is about a young boy who lives in Neverland, he ventures out to find his dear Wendy for her adventurous stories, and his life is one big adventure. With all adventures their is a 'bad guy' one Captain Hook who lives up to the name who causes trouble as all of the adults are Pirates. The text opens up an opportunity for children to write their own adventures with Peter Pan and wh ...more
Noelle Walsh
Mar 23, 2014 Noelle Walsh rated it liked it
Though this version is a simplified version, it is a good introduction to the world of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and Neverland. It is a god book to add to a child's bookshelf no matter how old that child is.
Julie
Apr 12, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
What person could not like Peter Pan! This classic story takes the reader to a whole new world where rules don’t matter and you do what you want. The illustrations create this world and show all of the fascinating aspects of it. Children would love this book because Peter is a character everyone can relate to. This story inspires people to be who they are and fight for your beliefs. I would use this book in my future classroom to teach about exploration and new lands. I might even make this a bo ...more
Lulla
May 18, 2014 Lulla rated it it was amazing
My favourite book ever! Love Peter Pan stories. :)
Shayla
Jan 23, 2013 Shayla added it
I thought this book would be great for children because it has a mixture of exciting characters. For instance, there are wicked pirates, mermaids, Indians, and fairies. The most exciting part of the story is the setting because it's a place called Never land and children never grow old. As a child, I recall wanting to remain a child because I would see my older sister doing chores and being responsible, while I would rather play. So, this book will capture the hearts of children wanting to stay ...more
Sanarya
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Elise Marshall
Dec 03, 2012 Elise Marshall rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Such a Disney classic, and usually these books don't do the story justice but this book really has stepped it up. a beloved tale about a boy who doesn't want to grow up and never does, and also about a young family with little children who don't want to grow up either. The language in this book is probably for readers reading at at 4th grade level. The paragraphs are quite lengthy but still a great book. I read this book to my younger children and they enjoyed the book as much ...more
Lachelle Cooper
Nov 04, 2011 Lachelle Cooper rated it really liked it
Fiction
Ages 3 and up
Paperback/Video

Was about a boy who never wanted to grow up felt that if you beieve in the impossible it would come true. This Version is by Walt Disney and child friendly. They adventures that take palce in this book gets children lost and expands their imagination.This book went on to evolve into a movie, a play, and ice skating play, video and have many sequels. in 1953 the movie was nominated for Grand Prize of Festival and in 2007 for the Satellite Award
Sarah
Jun 15, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
I think we had the companion tape to Peter Pan. "You can read along with me in this book. You will know it is time to turn the page when you hear the chime ring like this..." I can still hear that chime. Didn't really like read along books because I finished reading the page before the narrator and was anxious to turn the page. Peter Pan is okay, better than most of the far-fetched Disney tales. Can you tell I'm not a hige fan of the fairy tale/fantasy genre?
jannat
Jan 15, 2014 jannat added it
Shelves: fairy-tales
love, love, love it ... every time i read this book it always brings out my inner child and makes me all giddy.... i will always keep this story book close to my heart
Amy
Jun 29, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Bea has asked me to read this book 6 or 7 times in just a couple of weeks. I think it is time to get another, more detailed version! She watched the movie last week 2x as well. I always disliked this movie as a kid (never read the book) because all the characters seemed so mean - even Peter Pan and especially Tinker Bell. But Bea is fascinated by something in it - so continue it we will.
Allison Acker
Peter Pan was one of my favorite books as a child. It teaches children to enjoy their youth. Every child these days wants to grow up so quickly, but once you're grown up you want to go back to your youth. Children need to live in the moment and enjoy life as it comes. This is great to read to children along with all other fairytale books.
Sarah Daly
Peter Pan is such a fun book all about not wanting to grow up. Its a story about always wanting to be a kid and never wanting to get older. It has really fun characters from bears, to indians, to mermaids and pirates. It makes you believe that you could fly and grabs the kids attention taking them through peter pans fun and exciting adventures.
Kim Filiatrault-bateau
Jan 13, 2014 Kim Filiatrault-bateau rated it it was amazing
I love all the different variations of Peter Pan
& this is
No exception!
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