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One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in th...more
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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 truly is an odd book. There were plenty of disturbing, surprising WTF moments. I made the stupid mistake of reading some Peter Pan theories that really creeped me out. Then again, I am pretty odd myself. I find Wizard of Oz to be more terrifying than Silence of the Lambs. EXACTLY.
But I digress.
This genuinely creeped me out. Yes there are bittersweet and endearing moments. The characters are compelling and well-develope ...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
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
Reread in preparation for Neverland this coming weekend!
Things that are great:
1) All of these tiny details that Barrie added in that just make everything feel really intricate.
2) Peter Pan is the most bizarre and interesting characters ever.
3) The whole concept of Neverland being fact of fiction? Fascinating.
4) The parents. WOAH SO INTERESTING.
5) I listened to an audiobook version while reading along which was read by Jim Dale and OMGSOGOOD.
6) The magic.
7) The pirates.
8) Understanding why Tinker Bell is called Tinker Bel ...more
Many of us know the story second hand through cartoons, Hollywood adaptations, and picture-books. The original item is not that dissimilar, though it's a fair bit more brutal that the cartoons and having been published in 1911 it's 100 years out of date when it comes to Native Americans!
The first thing to note is that it's not just the Never-Land that has a surreal, imaginary feel to it. The Darli ...more
“I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
Beautifully written, hauntingly nostalgic, and adventure filled, Peter Pan is not a story that can be forgotten and that has made itself live on in childhood literature since it's its conception.
So many are familiar with the Disney version, a book and movie which highlights the fun and joyful adventures of youth as they escape a bedroom window and fly in the night to a hidden world rich with adventures. The o ...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
“All children, except one, grow up”
When I was a kid, I used to think Peter Pan was fantastic. He didn't grow and could do everything he wanted without parents scolding him. After some years I started to be more wary about him. I didn't like how reckless he was and how he lured little children out of their beds. That was my conception of him before starting this book. And indeed, he was a bit like that.
You see, the Disney movie isn't really that far from the original story. The difference is tha ...more
What I would give to fly away with you! And to go to Neverland.
"To die will be an awfully big adventure."
When you hear the name Peter Pan and Wendy, what does it remind you of? Happiness, childhood, innocence, flying away, love, and so much more right?
That's exactly what this book makes you feel. It is beautiful and magical.The writing is amazing and it is so easy to understand. It makes you feel like you are living in the book and you are either: the Lost Boy ...more
Everything involved here is so bea ...more
Voy a decir algo que creo que la mayoría no dice: NO RECUERDO LA PELÍCULA ANIMADA, la única memoria que tengo de esa película es cuando Peter se asoma y de repente oscurecen su carahasta verse solo sus ojos y su sonrisa...para mi esa escena es muy tetrica. La película que yo recuerdo es la de 20o3, con personas reales actuando, Peter Pan rubio y un sexi Capitan Garfio. Esa historia, comparandola hoy con el libro es bastante fiel, es decir sólo quitan algunas cosas que ...more
--- read for the #5books7days challenge
I don't think I'm the right person to talk about Peter Pan. Writing this made me actually realise that this had to be at least a bit personal, so...sorry if that bothers you, but I won't say much about the book itself.
I've always loved Peter Pan. I loved the story, I loved the films, I love Peter Pan retellings. But reading the original story as a whole for the first time m ...more
Para empezar tengo que admitir que me daba un poco de miedo leer este clásico tan amado por muchos. Temía que no me gustara, la verdad que no entra la lista de favoritos, pero me ha gustado conocer el cuento real y lo he disfrutado mucho. Ahora tengo ganas por saber las historias reales de los cuentos clásicos, pero esto os lo cuento en la siguiente reseña que tiene más culpa.
Lo que más me ha gustado es la forma que tiene le a ...more
“I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
J. M. Barrie lost his brother at the age of six. From then on, he dedicated his every day to trying to make his mother laugh and filling the gap her other son left her. This incident defined Barrie's psychology and provided the very fabric he used to write Peter Pan. However, to try to analyze this fairytale in terms of psychology would be to miss the pure magic that leaks from its pages, thus depriving yourself of the feel ...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
I really loved this. There's something about having illustrations, and little quotes picked out f ...more
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The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has ...more