Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling's proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land where they encounter the Red Indians, the Little Lost Boys, pirates and the Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling's proper middl...

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Title:Peter Pan
Author:J.M. Barrie
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Peter Pan
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Peter Pan Reviews

  • Nicky
    Jan 02, 2009
    I can't believe I've never actually read Peter Pan until now. I'd seen the Disney version, but this is both more charming and more sinister than that. There are lots of sweet little details, like mothers tidying up their children's thoughts, and the kiss on the corn...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 20, 2013
    ?Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the ...
  • Janene
    Mar 28, 2008
    This was such a treat! Three things: 1. It made me realize what a perfect Pan-type Peter I married, so many similarities, some that made me laugh out loud. 2. It made me want to look into my 4-yr-old's imaginitive eyes a little longer. 3. I also occasionally picked up my 20-month-...
  • Melissa
    Sep 24, 2008
    My children wanted to do our read aloud outside this evening. So we went on the patio and I began reading "Peter Pan." I read about how the mermaids would play with the bubbles, but when the children would come they would all disappear, but they would secretly watch. Pretty s...
  • Andrew
    Aug 26, 2008
    Third read: Still wonderful. A reflection on the child?s relation to Farie and the evolution as you age. But more. This may be in fact a five-star but I am ever so stingy with fivers. First read: I was surprised by this book in many good ways. I was expecting something that glor...
  • Brad
    Jun 04, 2008
    I am not sure I can see why Peter Pan is such a beloved "classic." J.M. Barrie's story of the boy who wouldn't grow up just didn't reach me. And I read it aloud to 4 year old boy-girl twins. Oh, they enjoyed it, and I may have bred a love for the story in th...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Aug 18, 2017
    Ever since I was a young girl, I've been obsessed with the musical performance of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (which you can view here on YouTube.) I don't think I've ever seen Disney's adaption because my mother & friends could not convince me that any other...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Aug 21, 2009
    A story of a dead child and a mother who is missing him. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), a Scottish, wrote this book in 1902 for an older brother, David (his mother's favorite) who died in an ice-skating accident the day before he turned 14. Thus, in his mother's min...
  • Steph
    Jan 17, 2013
    Firstly, let me make it clear that there is actually more than one J M Barrie 'Peter Pan' story (something that I did not initially realise). There is 'Peter Pan and Wendy,' which is the story we are all familiar with (immortalised - inaccurately - by Disney); there...
  • Wendy Darling
    Dec 03, 2011
    Of course in the end, Wendy let them fly away together. Our last glimpse of her shows her at the window, watching them receding into the sky until they were as small as stars. Reread in preparation for Neverland this coming weekend! Of course in the end, Wendy let them fly away t...
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Jul 14, 2011
    ?I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.? Beautifully written, hauntingly nostalgic, and adventure filled, Peter Pan is not a story that can be forgotten and that has made itself live on in childhood literature since its c...
  • Mark Lawrence
    Nov 29, 2015
    I read this to Celyn. It's a short book. Google tells me 47,000 words but it felt shorter than that. Many of us know the story second hand through cartoons, Hollywood adaptations, and picture-books. The original item is not that dissimilar, though it's a fair bit more brut...
  • Lyn
    Dec 27, 2016
    A timeless children?s classic. I?ll concede that the biggest reason why I read this was because of Brom?s 2009 illustrated novel The Child Thief. In an afterward, Brom had said that he was struck by the disparity of the original 1911 work and the later Disney and Hollywood ada...
  • Michelle
    Oct 26, 2019
    'There is a saying in Neverland that every time you breathe a grown up dies' This book was never on my radar however during a conversation with Ammara about me having never read Peter Pan she said, you should as it's not like you would expect. And so I did. And it wa...
  • Ariel
    Mar 09, 2013
    INCREDIBLE! SO WEIRD AND GOOD. Things that are great: 1) All of these tiny details that Barrie added in that just make everything feel really intricate. 2) Peter Pan is the most bizarre and interesting characters ever. 3) The whole concept of Neverland being fact of fiction? Fasc...
  • James
    Mar 11, 2017
    Before I get into the review... it took me forever to go through all the editions of Peter Pan listed on Goodreads. While I suppose it's not too important to get the right version, I was shocked at how many there were, as well as that this was a longer series with multiple books. ...
  • jessica
    Jul 11, 2019
    ?all children, except one, grow up.? perhaps i could call it a quarter life crisis, but i am definitely experiencing a little bit of peter pan syndrome lately. and this story is that wonderful adventure through childhood nostalgia that i am desperately needing. a bit old...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
    Feb 17, 2018
    Not gonna lie, I had to push myself to get through this. I just didn?t find it enjoyable in the slightest, which makes me feel like a loser since it?s such a beloved children?s classic. But at least I?m an honest loser? I didn?t really like Peter. Wendy annoyed me. ...
  • Matthew
    Nov 30, 2020
    4 to 4.5 Stars Peter Pan has never really been one of my favorite classic stories. I know that some people have a lot of nostalgia from childhood for the Disney movie. Also, there have been so many spinoff and retellings of this story and the actual life of the author, that you know...
  • Bionic Jean
    Jun 26, 2013
    This edition of Peter Pan contains the text of J.M. Barrie?s 1911 novel, ?Peter and Wendy?, which he wrote from his earlier play of 1904. The character of Peter Pan, the little boy who wouldn?t grow up, had already made an appearance in an earlier work by J.M. Barrie, ?The Li...
  • Jasmine
    Feb 09, 2016
    Not until I heard this song, Ruth B's Lost Boy did I realize how much I miss this story. Peter Pan was and is and will always be my most favorite fairytale of all time because I used to watch its cartoons, movie adaptations, and read the story books when I was little. It's su...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Sep 22, 2015
    Read for school* Really enjoyed this!! ...
  • Sean Barrs
    Jun 22, 2017
    I?ve never really thought much to Peter Pan. I read it when I was very small and again in my late teens, though each time it didn?t particularly interest me. Sure, it was entertaining enough but that?s about it. I?ve recently read Lost Boy by Christina Henry and the genius ...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    "You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls." I loved Wendy when I was little - I was a bit over two when I got to know her, so I probably knew I was going to...
  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015
    ?To die will be an awfully big adventure.? I didn't love this book as much as I wanted to. Peter Pan's world is this magical, wonderful, dangerous place full of adventures. One of those places every child wants to visit, exactly like Wendy and her brothers. Just open a...
  • Merphy Napier
    May 06, 2017
    Reread #2 This is still my favorite book. It's whimsical, beautiful, heart-warming, heart-wrenching, dark... it's wonderful. I love it so much. --------------------------------------- Upon Reread: It's even better the second time. I will never stop rereading this b...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jan 15, 2018
    Oh boy. I'm not sure what to say other than I cannot think of one aspect I enjoyed about this book. I tend to gravitate toward dark, disturbing, and twisted stories (what does that say about me???), but this was just sad with no pay off. Each page felt like a chore to get through ...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    Apr 13, 2017
    ENGLISH (Peter Pan) / ITALIANO All children, except one, grow up.The incipit of Peter Pan of J.M. Barrie is the perfect synthesis of the book. I will try to make the point using as inspiration the words of a child, namely three phrases from my daughter Arianna while in the eveni...
  • Valliya Rennell
    Jan 11, 2021
    2.75 stars The Disney version of Peter Pan was one of my favorite childhood movies. After picking this original, literary version, I found myself very perplexed by the original tale. It isn't for everyone, and I don't think I was able to connect with it as much as some oth...
  • Leo .
    May 04, 2018
    I suppose we never really grow up. We all have our imagination just like we did as children. Fantastic fantasy tale is Peter Pan.?? ...