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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
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Apr 02, 09

bookshelves: 4-stars, 2009, childrens, classics, owned-audiobook
Read in April, 2009

My first 'read' of "Peter Pan" - of course I already knew the story of Peter Pan prior to reading this, or rather, I knew Disney's version of it, but I'd actually never thought to get hold of the original before now.

That was a mistake!

"Peter Pan" is one of the few 'true' classics I've discovered in recent years. A book written for children that still charms when read for the first time as an adult. I found myself laughing out loud several times, and never got the impression that I needed the rosy tint of nostalgia to fully appreciate it.

It's obviously a lot darker than the Disney version, but I wonder whether children pick up on this, or if it's something you don't notice until reading it as an adult.

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message 1: by Henni (new)

Henni Hey - det cover kender jeg ;-) been there, seen that.

Maria Elmvang Yup, and I took the photo :)

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