Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Book - 1987
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"Hague is very much at home in the world of Peter Pan... . This Peter is the King of the Wild Things... . This is a Peter who would be right after J. M. Barrie's heart." - School Library Journal
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1987
ISBN: 9780805002768
Branch Call Number: J FIC Barri 05 01
Characteristics: 159 p. :,ill


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Challenged for its depiction of Indigenous cultures.

Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, teaches three ordinary children how to fly and takes them to Never Never Land. There, they have many adventures, meeting the Lost Boys, mermaids, fairies ... and the notorious pirate, Captain Hook!

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Jun 17, 2018

I found this book difficult to read so I ended up listening to the audio book. I really enjoyed the story and was glad I decide to listen to the story!

Aug 28, 2017

This was an enjoyable book. I enjoyed reading it. However, the illustrations were TERRIBLE. For example: Peter Pan only wore underwear made out of leaves which was held on by a belt, with a thin trail of leaves up to his shoulder. I would be careful about letting children look at the pictures.

Aug 18, 2016

Despite the reference to "rich, detailed illustrations" in the description, there is not one illustration in this edition. A disappointment for a young reader.

Jun 07, 2016

I had a really great time reading this book. The Peter Pan movie is one of my favorite movies and reading this book stirred up a lot of memories from the movie. It was kind of diving back into my childhood. And I am seriously in love with Peter Pan.
Basically the only reason that this didn't get 5 stars from me is because of the ending. I won't say what happened, but it is different from the movie and it completely broke my heart.

Nov 16, 2014

It was interesting to read, J.M Barrie's ever child character Peter Pan! Now I am also trying to draw my Neverland !

sofialaveta Sep 05, 2014

it was my favorite story since i was 3!!!! I love it and have at least 5 diffrent copies of the original book! i'm such a peter pan nerd my freind calls me Petra Pan!

Aug 13, 2014

My favorite childhood story. Still just as captivating, if not more.

Jul 19, 2014

I thought it was boring. But who am I to say? I stopped after about a chapter. it was good, though.

Jul 09, 2014

Great book. Loved Hook!

Feb 06, 2013

Personally, I liked the book a whole lot more than the movie, because the book reminded us that children will be children, and sometimes they're a little heartless, because they don't know any better.

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Aug 28, 2017

chrisbrock thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

sofialaveta Sep 05, 2014

sofialaveta thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Jun 24, 2013

orange_monkey_482 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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lms May 16, 2008

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Aug 13, 2014

"Based upon Sir James M. Barrie's 1904 play about the boy who refuses to grow up, the film begins in the London nursery of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, where three children are visited by Peter Pan. With the help of his tiny friend, the fairy Tinkerbell, Peter takes the three children on a magical flight to Never Land. This enchanted island is home to Peter, Tink, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and her Native American nation, and the scheming Captain Hook who is as intent on defeating Peter Pan as he is from escaping the tick-tocking crocodile that once ate a hand of his that Peter Pan cut off--and loved the taste of so much. " David Mullich

lms May 16, 2008

"The adventures of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up, and the children who accompany him to Never-Never land." (Novelist Review)


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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

sofialaveta Sep 05, 2014

Never say goodbye, because goddbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.

All children, except one, grow up.

"So Pan," said Hook at last, "this is all your doing."

"Aye, James Hook," came the stern answer. "it is all my doing."

"Proud and insolent youth," said Hook, "prepare to meet thy doom."
Old and sinister man," Peter answered have at thee."


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