Join Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they follow Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, to a world where fairies live and children can fly. But beware—dangers abound in this magical land of mermaids, Indians, and fairy dust. Captain Hook and...more
Reread in preparation for Neverland this coming weekend!
Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), a Scottish, wrote this book in 1902 for an older brother, David (his mother's favorite) who died in an ice-skating accident the day before he turned 14. Thus, in his mother's mind, David always stayed as a young boy who would not grow up. J. M. Barrie, a middle-child and then only 6 years old, tried to assume David's place in his mother's heart by wearing the latter's clothes and speaking and sounding l...more
This book just so fully captures childhood and the problem of growing up, in a witty way. If you've never read it, really you must! The edition we own is...more
Nel momento in cui dubiti di poter volare, perdi per sempre la facoltà di farlo.
Delicato, allegro, spiritoso, bizzarro. Un libro per tutti i bambini e per gli adulti che sono rimasti bambini. E ancora per gli adulti che vorrebbero tornare bambini, ma non ricordano la strada per l'Isolachenoncè.
L'intervista immaginaria delle prime pagine, che funge d'introduzione, è a dir poco esilarante. "Chi è Peter Pan? Bé, suppongo colui che ha scoperto la sindrome. Un po' come Alzheimer, o Parkinson, o no?...more
But Peter is a monstrous sort of figure when you get past the romance of Neverland. He's a wild boy, selfish and cocky. Instead of being a kind of example of innocent childhood, he almost brings to mind the...more
"All children, except one grow up. They soon know that they will grow up...Mrs. Darling cried,'Oh why can't you remain like this for ever!'...henceforth Wendy knew she must grow up...Two is the beginning of the end."
I can't believe how many children's books I read to myself and my daughter, but never Peter and Wendy, just the Golden Book of Peter Pan. This abridged edition of course, includes the main characters, Hook, Smee, Tinker Bell, the crocodile, etc. but it leaves...more
Thus begins the most classic piece of children's literature of all-time. Written with such delicate embellishments the language is a wonder in itself, and you will find yourself sighing with delight at the stunning metaphors and fanciful explanations.
The story is naturally as immortal as Peter Pan himself, and every child should have the pleasure of taking off to Neverland along with him. Neverland is the perfect idealization of every child's imaginative dre...more
Oh, they enjoyed it, and I may have bred a love for the story in them that will last (which could be exactly why the story has endured -- parental readings), but no matter how much they liked Peter Pan I could not see the appeal.
Wendy drove me crazy; Peter grew increasingly annoying; Hook bored me stiff; ther...more
In 1990, my grandparents sent me Unicorn editions of Robin Hood, Pinocchio, and a Christmas Carol. All three books are clothbound, with embossed gold lettering on the covers and spine that, almost 20 years later, are only beginning to fade. The books are large, unabridged, and heavy: each book in the Unicorn series is over a foot long, almost too tall to shelve comfortably in...more
One of the most loved characters of Children's literature, Peter Pan has stood the test of time. This is because in all of us, there's a Peter, a child who never grows up, a part of our soul which yearns for adventures, and believes in the make-belief as though it was real.
This simple tale filled with pirates and fairies, mermaids and red-skins has delighted and fed the insatiable hunger that every child feels for stories, for more than a century. Yet wha...more
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Peter Pan is about a boy,Peter Pan, who literaly never grows up. Peter befriends three siblings, Wendy, John, and Michael, who leave with Peter to go to Never Land. At Never Land they meet The Lost Boys, Peter's friends, and they all soon become great friends.
I am Number Four is about a high school boy who is really from another planet, but lives in Ohio and goes by the name of John Smith. One day, in the middle of class, John Smith gains hi...more
This book is weird and sexist. It's been ages since I saw the Disney version, so I don't remember all those sketchy parts of the story.
This is such a sweet, sad fairy tale about the pains of growing up, and at the same time it's a bittersweet love story.
I love how flight is used as a symbol for youth:
It is sad to have to say that the power to fly gradually left them. At first Nana tied their feet to the bed-posts so that they shou...more
Peter Pan has captured the imagination of generations, feminist critiques and even psychological treatises - hell yes, according to Dr. Dan Kiley in 1983. This is Peter Pan Syndrome. Those who don’t have it are missing something vital.
The story of Peter amazed me as early as like five years old, way before I knew what it was like to feel like an adult.
Now that I have finally read this in its entirety, I am sorry to say, I cared little for the actual plot, or Neverland, and did not like Barrie's Narration. I will not ramble on about th...more
I realized not long ago that I was remiss in never having read Peter Pan. I’ve always been aware of it, of course, from early exposure to the Disney version to jars of peanut butter named after him to hearing people say men who behave immaturely have a “Peter Pan Complex”.
I seem to be one of the few people who actually enjoyed Spielberg’s Hook , in which Peter Pan grew up, married Wendy’s granddaug...more
I think I like the 2005(?) movie version better. It brought magic/romance/depth to the story where I thought it should be. Not that the book is awful. I guess I'm just familiar enough with the storyline that some of the telling dragged on. Some of the writing style was actually annoying (e.g. giving all these hints of what's to come, and...more
“I can’t come,” she said apologetically. “I have forgotten how to fly.”
“I’ll soon teach you again.”
“O Peter, don’t waste the fairy dust on me.”
She had risen, and now at last a fear assailed him. “What is it?” he cried, shrinking.
“I will turn up the light,” she said, “and then you can see for yourself.”
For almost the only time in his life that I know of, Peter was afraid. "Don't turn up the light," he cried.
She let her hands play in the hair of the tragic boy. She was not a li...more
I soon remembered why my fifth grade self couldn't stomach finishing even Chapter Three. By that point, Peter has managed to tur...more
I have always loved this story. The original story is so much funnier than...more
|Hate it!||47||297||May 31, 2013 09:48pm|
|Peter and Hook....desires of each other?||5||44||May 31, 2013 12:55pm|
|Mrs Darling's First Name ?||5||34||May 12, 2013 06:42pm|
|Book crush!||11||72||Apr 05, 2013 05:50pm|
|I have a question to people who have read and understood the original Peter Pan book very well.||17||511||Feb 18, 2013 02:35am|
|Books2Movies Club: January 2013 - Peter Pan||16||41||Jan 28, 2013 02:23pm|