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Peter Pan

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  405 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Readers will delight in this retelling of the classic story of Neverland, pirates, and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favorite charcters like Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, and John, and, of course, Peter Pan. Sabuda's beautiful pop-ups are further complemented by full color illustrations that pull readers even deeper into the magi ...more
Novelty Book, 16 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Little Simon (first published October 6th 2008)
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Oct 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I had never actually read Peter Pan and I enjoyed the story. I love the idea of sewing on a shadow. The pop ups were exquisite. The way the book is set up can make the text difficult to read at times.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all ages- pop-up with original story.
Robert Sabuda’s Peter Pan Pop-Up Book is excellent. His original story is contained on pages on each page. There are pop-ups on each page of this story, and there are 2-3 pages of the story on each large page which has a large pop-up. Very colorful! Extremely artistic! Unbelievable pop-ups! Congratulations to Robert Sabuda!
This a beautiful book that brings the fairy tale of Peter Pan to life. This story is a classic that helps children and adults alike use their imaginations. The pop ups are so impressive and I can't help but sit and inspect and stare at them too! It feels sturdy, although I still encourage the kids to not touch the tiny details of the pictures. The book is colorful and the doesn't miss any part of the actual story line either. The spine of the book is about 3.5" wide, so that can give you a bit o ...more
Jenna Shields
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peter Pan is a fantasy fiction book intended for children 5 and up.This is the story of a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell. I would give this book 5 out of 5 starts because it a fan favorite by everyone. It has so much imagination in it, and creativity, and keeps kids interested in what will come next! This Is a great book for children to read, it keeps them guessing at what will come next ...more
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Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the best pop-up book I have ever seen. Robert Sabuda really brings the story to life with his amazing pop-up designs.
The original story by J.M. Barrie (written in 1911) tells us the tale of Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who can fly and never grows up. He has fantastic adventures on the island of Neverland where he is the leader of the Lost Boys. The story is full of fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans and even some ordinary human children, Wendy, Peter and John Darling. The story
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is our fourth Robert Sabuda pop-up book and they continue to impress. I've never seen any other pop-up books like this. The detail is spellbinding. J keeps buying these for L because she's so pleased with them (partially because she really likes them, but I suspect also partially because she's allowed to read them but her 2-year-old sister is not.) ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly inspiring paper engineering. I did not read the text (we all know Peter Pan’s narrative). Text are secondary to Sabuda’s paper engineering prowess, intricate, delightfully detailed and breath-taking! Large and minuscule scaled (a book within a book) are done with incredible precision.
Debra Lowman
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a beautiful pop-up book designed to go with a classic story. A gorgeous piece of literary art.
John Dusenberry
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
While somewhat of a confusing annotated version, the pop-up artwork is like nothing I've ever seen before. My daughter and I both loved reading this book! ...more
Stephanie Maris
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The pop-ups are gorgeous, and the story is as timeless as ever!
Jenna Mills
Jan 11, 2021 rated it liked it
A found the story for this one not as clear
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: t-l-307
This is a more popular movie for me than a book, though I really enjoyed reading it finally! Wendy, John, and Michael are siblings that go to Neverland with Peter Pan. They have adventures there with the lost boys, Peter, and Captain Hook. Eventually they go back home. The story is more than that. Siblings Wendy, John, and Michael Darling live in London. Mrs. Darling dreams of Neverland and a lost boy Peter Pan. She wakes up to find him in front of her. Peter escapes, leaving his shadow behind. ...more
Brandy Reed
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Peter Pan, by Robert James, is a bedtime story that should be read to every child. The book takes place in London, England in the home of the Darlings. Three siblings, Michael, John, and Wendy all share a bedroom together. While growing up they have been able to have many adventures together but now it is time for Wendy to start growing up. One night as her parents are downstairs discussing Wendy’s future. The three siblings are visited by a young boy named Peter Pan through their window. Peter ...more
WOW! Robert Sabuda has the Midas touch when it comes to adapting stories to pop-up format in ways more clever and intricate than you've ever seen. This one features a book-within-a-book: the double-page spreads pop out into huge 3D illustrations, but the text is on smaller, flip-able pages on each large page (the smaller pages have their own pop-ups, too!). Incredible! Gift book idea for kids who can be gentle.

There is a video on Amazon, but it looks pretty grainy to me:
Autumn E. Thomason
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
You have not seen true pop-up art until you have seen a work of Robert Sabuda. Peter Pan is a story that has been adapted in every medium because of how colorful it is, like a dream. This version of the tale really adds life to the story. Obviously, it is an abbreviated version as far as the text goes (each page is about an inch thick, accompanied by smaller panels on the side for the bulk of the story). But the thing is, you don't buy a Sabuda book primarily for the text--you buy it for the art ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Robert Sabuda makes the most amazing pop-up books, something we discovered in our library's "no check out, stays at the library" zone. Santa brought this book and I have to admit that besides being an engineering wonder of paper, the adaptation of this classic novel was very good. There are six sections of this book, each with enough text (usually on a multi-page fold out) to feel almost like a chapter, so we read one seciton a day, but an older child could sit down and go through the entire boo ...more
Chase Vombaur
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An amazing fantasy tale with wonderful pop up pictures. A fantastic book for young children and adults who want to brighten there imagination. The book is extremely colorful and stays true to the original story line. Every full page pop up has an additional story page on the sides and corners with more pop ups for your enjoyment. One of my personal favorite books of all time. A true classic!
Spectacular artwork, and a decent retelling of Barrie's original text. Sabuda chose to finish the story with an interesting image – – the lonely, solitary Peter, watching through the window as Wendy and her brothers are reunited with their parents. My students recognized how sad an image this really was. ...more
Dec 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Another Robert Sabuda. I love Peter Pan, and it's the perfect subject for a pop-up book. I have it on my coffee table and I keep looking at it over and over again. There's a video that shows some of the pages when you go to the listing on Amazing stuff! ...more
Dec 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like reading a short chapter book with pop-ups . . . will read more like this from this author! Perfect for reading aloud to children just entering the "chapter book phase". ...more
Michael Haydel
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another Robert Sabuda great.
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is my daughter's favorite book of all time, which is saying something.

Includes much of Barrie's original text.
Leslie Swope
Pop up book. 'Nough said. ...more
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The pop ups were amazing!
Catey Presley
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book (and all of Robert Sabuda's books) are awesome! The detail in the pop ups is incredible. ...more
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Another of my pop-up books. The pop-ups are amazing. The first time my granddaughter saw this, she kept saying, "WOW"! My only wish is that the story would have been simplified. ...more
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is stunning. Big beautiful pop up illustrations on each page and then each little page with the actual story on it has another pop up. Really beautiful.
Thomas W.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome pop up book! I loved it!
Sam W
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amazing pop-up rendition of the classic Peter Pan.
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Robert Sabuda is internationally acclaimed for his stunning pop-up books, including America the Beautiful and The 12 Days of Christmas. He is also the illustrator of Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen. Robert Sabuda lives in New York City.

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