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Loving the Wind: The Story of Tiger Lily & Peter Pan

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Hers was a story that was never told...until now.

Long before the Darling children came to Neverland, magic was a myth, fairies were unseen, and the legend of Peter Pan was summed up in a childhood story of a flying boy that stole the moon and kidnapped orphan children.

Princess Tiger Lily had heard all the stories dozens of times. While each retelling seemed more fantastic
Paperback, 348 pages
Published August 18th 2016 by North Coast Stories
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Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“His hair cascaded around him in curls, giving the appearance of blackened cattails framing his handsome face. His eyes were the shade of the deepest part of the sky ...I thought I saw a glimmer of red within th blue of his iris... Most menacing of his presence was the gold hook...” from Loving the Wind ~A throughly delicious first impression of Cap’n Hook through the words of Tiger Lily.

Reintroducing us to the mischievous endlessly young Peter Pan first introduced to the world on Stage in 1904
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My sense of empathy and esteem for Tiger Lily's character led me to Langwell's "Loving the wind" immediately after Anderson's "Tiger Lily". This retelling has given me very different emotions compared to the very first I read: the pages are a riot of magic and colors and the accuracy compared to the original novel is magnificent. The descriptions, almost synaesthetic, literally made me fly to Neverland. Getting emotional was almost inevitable. ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think of all the retellings of Peter Pan this one is the best. I wouldn't say favorite but better than the other two I've read so far. ...more
Michelle Wing
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Crissi Langwell’s "Loving the Wind: The Story of Tiger Lily and Peter Pan" is a brilliant return to Neverland, chock full of fantasy, adventure and romance. Most importantly, though, it gives voice and dignity to a minor literary character, Tiger Lily, the Indian princess, who was woefully ill-treated in J.M. Barrie’s original work. In the 1911 version of "Peter Pan and Wendy," Tiger Lily is rescued from the pirates by Peter Pan. After that scene, she speaks only once, when she and her braves ha ...more
Anastasia Pryor
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first began reading Loving the Wind, I have to admit I was a little bit nervous. I had read and truly enjoyed Langwell's other books but wondered how she would bring new life into an age-old story and characters. But after the first few chapters, I was hooked (pun intended). Langwell artfully reintroduces familiar characters in a new light, and I felt like I was hearing new stories about family members I thought I knew everything about.

She not only tells the story at a good pace, respecti
Nathaniel Winters
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young adult readers and young at heart readers
Crissi Langwell shines a new light on the legendary story of Peter Pan, through the eyes of a new character, Tiger Lily. Not an easy task, considering how popular the Peter Pan story has become over time. The author allows us to see the boy through the eyes of a Neverland tween-age native girl trying to figure out how she fits in to her tribe. Peter flies into her life with his charming immaturity and just confuses and challenges her thoughts even more.
The adventurous plot pulls the reader alo
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a gorgeous book!
Lovely telling of a story we all think we know. Tiger Lily emerges as a brave, authentic young woman, trying to manage her own gifts and passions in the context of her predetermined fate as the future Princess of the Miakoda tribe. There are pirates and fairies and moons and magic. And of course, there's Peter Pan.
I'm reluctant to reveal much plot here, because it's all just delicious. Langwell is a gifted storyteller. Her characters are true and magic all at once, a har
Stray Kitten
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lovely coming of age story -- on the first hand, Loving the Wind is a sweet homecoming to a land that many of us have grown up with (surely much to the contempt of the eternal Boy) full of familiar characters, many of whom gain depth and color in this telling. Not only is it a fun fairytale, however, it is a relatable story for any young woman struggling with growing up with the expectations and pressures of the prescribed gender roles of a misogynistic society, for any young woman struggling ...more
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Loving the Wind the story of Tiger Lily and Peter Pan soars in to action. As the tribe’s legends come to life, Tiger Lily finds her strong beliefs are challenged. In her heart she feels that women should also be allowed to become warriors for her tribe, the Miakoka people. In author Crissi Langwell’s novel, Tiger Lily finds Peter Pan is real, and not just a legend of her tribe. Together, Tiger Lily and Peter Pan take on Captain Hook as they fight to save the island from the pirates. Let the b ...more
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Loving the Wind has been a playground for my mind! Before reading this book I hadn't visited the story of Peter Pan since I was a child, but Langwell did such an amazing job of setting the scene for this story, that I didn't need the details to be totally engrossed in this book. Not only was the story completely enchanting, but the underlying story of Tiger Lily growing into a strong, independent, and emotionally healthy woman was beautiful, and inspiring.

I highly recommend this book to everyo
Kelly Richardson
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you are the type of person that watches a movie and then wants more at the end, this is your book. Crissi gives you a spin-off from everyone's favorite childhood movie, Peter Pan, allowing your imagination to run with insight to what Peter's world might have looked like, and what shaped his life. The story has adventure, love, and weaves in and out of the real world and the mystical world that Tiger Lily lives in. Appropriate for younger readers. ...more
Molly Kurland
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story has a feminist twist in the back-story of the classic Peter Pan tale. Told through the perspective of Tiger Lily, it takes you through a dark journey where she ultimately discovers her power. It’s a fun read for anyone who loves the magic of this childhood favorite. Crissi Langwell does a great job imagining the deeper feelings that might have come into play if another version of this story were told.
Georgina Ortiz
Mar 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Christa Weber
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Crissi Langwell does not disappoint in this depiction of Peter Pan told from Tiger Lily’s perspective. Every page is imaginative and engaging as your mind takes you through Neverland. So much so at times I felt as if I was waking up from a lucid dream. Langwell takes a classical piece of literature and puts a feminist twist on it. I particularly love the stubbornness of Tiger Lily as she breaks away from cultural norms. Coupling adventure with defying gender roles, will surely be a draw for all ...more
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Crissi Langwell is the author of 11 books across several genres. Her passion is the story of the underdog, and her novels include stories of homeless teens, determined heroines, family issues, free spirits and more. She writes romance, literary fiction, magical realism, women's fiction, and young adult. Beyond writing, Crissi is an avid bookworm and yoga enthusiast. She pulls her inspiration from ...more

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