Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
I mostly, reflexively, find myself reading in the same way as I did when I was a child: with open minded acceptance of the peculiarities of this little world I'm now immersed in, and a hint of detachment. I know fairies aren't real, but this is how they do thing...more
I love the idea of babies starting off life as birds, little birds hatching on the island in Kensington Gardens (hence we could fly, if we really believed it). I love the mentions of David, hands p...more
This is the origin story of Peter Pan. Peter Pan begins the story as an infant who can fly, because apparently all infants used to be part bird. He flies to Kensington gardens as an infant, but he gets stuck there when he can’t fly anymore. The rest of the story largely occurs in Kensington gardens where Pan has adventures with fairies and he later meets a new friend, Maimie. The story itself is very imaginative and magical. The text is accompanied by beautifu...more
Taking into account that this is only part of a larger book, some of the narrative structure is lost. There are a few references to other parts of the original book and it's here that the reader will feel lost.
The stories themselvels are a mixed bag. Some are quite good while o...more
The most interesting part of the book was how it explained the behavior of the infants in relation to the fairies. And all the lovely little stories of children who stayed past the Lock-Out Time in the Gardens late at night...
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I still can't believe he was really 7 days old...but I guess it's not supposed to be logical considering it's Peter Pan. But in the original book, he is like 12 isn't he? I don't know. I could imagine it better if he was at least 4 or 5 but that's the logical side of me. Also, whay was yhe purpose of the little girl? It felt like a brwak in the story and starting a whole new story with a different main chatacter. And the ending was tragically sad when you t...more
As an infant, Peter Pan man...more
Peter Pan ist eine der Kultfiguren, mit denen jedes Kind heranwächst oder zumindest heranwachsen sollte. Die Geschichte von dem Jungen, der nicht erwachsen wird, verzaubert und regt zum Nachdenken an. In diesem wunderschön illustrierten Buch wird nun die Geschichte erzählt, in der Peter Pan das erste Mal auftaucht.
Es ist eine märchenhafte Erzählung von großen und kleinen Menschen, zauberhaften Elfen, sprechenden Tieren und allerhand Abenteuer. Dabei sind die einzelnen Geschichten v...more
Elementi conduttori di ogni storia sono i giardini e la figura di Peter.
Nel primo capitolo, vengono descritti ampiamente i giardini e le loro bellezze.
Nel secondo capitolo, si parla di Peter che abbandona la culla, sorvola i giardini e giunge all'isola degli uccelli, dove avviene l'incontro con il tordo Salomone.
Nel Terzo capitolo, Peter trova un modo per navigare la serpentina, in modo da poter and...more
The book is filled with delightful scenes and observations--such as the fact that fairy cakes are too small to have crumbs. The details are so light that I felt even more shocked by the dark themes underneath...
Read this if you're in your early twenties, and you will be moved.
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mi autocito, inoltre, per dire questo:
una cosa che mi ha molto stupito è la proporzione concettuale e esegetica (non so bene se i termini sia attinenti, ma li ho appena letti in un articolo e mi piacciono) sulla nascita delle fate (che poi comunque risorgono sempre, basta che abbiano una claque a disposizione) e la morte di un adulto - risata di un bambino
Bello il racconto delle fate e il tema dell'abbandono della madre, ma il resto non ha la magia che mi aspettavo.
Having read Peter Pan many years ago, I was thrilled when I came across this book about how Peter became the ageless boy. For me it's about the style of writing and the faith in childhood which the author takes for granted in his readers. Barrie tells us the story, from the beginning, of h...more
When Peter is just a week old, he flies away from his nursery, over the rooftops in...more
Peter left his mother, when he was a baby, to be a bird. That didn't work to well for him. So, the fairies decided to take him. They taught him to play like other children. Although they didn't teach him right, he still enjoyed himself. One day, they told Peter that they would give him one big wish. But, he took...more
It is a short tale and especially with the drawings in the book well worth your time and reading effort. I am pleased I bought this old and olmost a...more
Peter Pan adventures are told in a simple language and in a way that suits perfectly children and, at the same time, has the power to make an adult feel childish again.
James Barrie must have a great deal of imagination and I'm amazed at the use he made of it. It's like if he could still think, behave, reason and talk like a child and probably this is t...more
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