Peter Pan (A Children's Classic Junior Novel Book) [NOOK Book]

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  • BN ID: 2940012266637
  • Publisher: JC CLASSIC BOOKS
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 452,653
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 114 KB

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Surprisingly Heartbreaking...

    This is not your typical Disney version of Peter Pan. This version is actually very heart wrenching. It tells the story of Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, and the Lost Boys of course, but the Disney version only sugar coats the story where everyone lives happily ever after. This is not the case in this original tale of a boy who never grows up while everyone in the real world does. Heart breaking. Love this version, though. Everyone who is a fan of the movie, or who never wants to grow up should read this. I guarantee you wont after reading.

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    An incredible look into an old-fashioned adventure!

    In a world full of weak, sappy and utterly meaningless books, sometimes it's nice to sit back with a cup of tea on a rainy day and crack open your grandfather's worn copy of Peter Pan. With its whimsical heroes and frightening villians, this book is more than just a thoughtful, exciting adventure. It's a look into the Victorian world through a child's eyes. Get past the mousiness of Wendy, the arrogance of Peter and the carefree exterior of the Lost Boys and you'll find a hauntingly beautiful tale about love and how precious a life is, no matter how short it may be. I highly recommend this book!

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Worth every minute!

    Peter Pan may be a children's book but I recommend it highly to anyone who feels like they need to get in touch with their imagination. Trust me, there is truth that lies in it for all ages.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2009

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    A Fantasy Trip

    Peter Pan<BR/> I read a book called Peter Pan by the author named James Matthew Barrie. This book in an amazing book to dive in for an adventure. The book is full of magic and fantasy. You will get swept of your feet while reading this book. This book is set during the early 1900¿s with a family named The Darling¿s. In the story the family members are Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Wendy, John and Michael. Another character that is important in the book is Peter pan of course, he can be categorized the main character of the whole story. This book was inspired by author¿s older brother dying when he was only fourteen year old. The author¿s mother said that since he never got the chance to grow he will always remain a boy. The story of Peter Pan is mostly set in Neverland where Peter lives. Neverland is a magical world where fairies exist and many of your dreams may come true. The book only has 197 pages to read so it¿s not too long but it¿s not too short.<BR/>If you enjoyed this book you can also read a book about fantasy written by Lewis Carroll called Alice in Wonderland.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2007

    SO Good!

    I loved this book! After I read it, I felt like going out and having a adventure! It really makes you think about how your living life. I recommend not reading the last chapter though-it's sad.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Highly recommended for all ages!

    This is a most delightful story.....easy to read and quite enjoyable.......all ages could and should indulge in some make believe!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    One of our favorites to read and watch

    My children and I often read this book together and then watch the movie afterwards. This is the ultimate do-gooder book for any child, especially those who seem to know better than their parents.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    Very Interesting Book.

    Peter Pan. Peter Pan is an exiting fantasy book about a young man Names Peter who finds a your girl named Wendy and her brothers named John and others who have fun adventures together. The beginning of the book was ok I particularly liked the part where they flew off into the night and to the neverlands. The book got better as it moved along like when captain hook and pan got into the fight. That by far was the climax of the story but when Pan had to catch wendy from falling off the blank that was ok. I didn¿t like the part when they were at the indians though for some reason I found it boring. Another part I found boring was when peter and Wendy got into a fight and they wouldn¿t talk to each other. I thought this book was fairly good. I thought there could be some more action in this book. I like the way the author put this book in its order because it made it easier to read. The setting is first in a urban apartment until Peter Pan came and took them away to the Neverlands. When they got there it was very wooded and they had lots of fun. The author J.M Barrie was a man who didn't want to grow up. So i¿m assuming that the reason he wrote this book is because he was very childish and wrote books in his wildest imagination. He was a nice person though. He was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemurir, Scotland and died on June 19,. 1937 in London, England. He had a wife named Mary Ansell '1894-1909'. He also had a son named Liewelyn Davies. He is notable for his book: ¿The Little White Bird¿ . One of the parts that was kinda boring but got kinda exiting as when they went to the indians place and they were smoking and when they got dancing it got better. Peter Pan is a very exiting book that makes you want to read more about it. I had Fun reading it and I would recommend it to people who like fantasy.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2003

    A book that stimulates imagination in our children

    I began reading this book to my daughter when she was just 2 years old. By the time that she was 5, we read this book together. I will never forget all of her questions and the look of awe in her eyes as she heard the chapters night after night. A true joy of a book!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    A Beautiful Story

    I absolutely love this book and definitely recommend it. It is so beautiful and sad! You fall in love with the characters, especially with Peter with all of his cockiness and forgetfullness. You learn more about Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and Neverland in the book than in the movie. The story is also written beautifully and is intriguing with all of its adventures and characters. However, more than that, the themes of youth and growing up are the factors that make the story so wonderful. I cried at the end of the novel because it is very touching and leaves a lasting impression on your heart.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    Magical and Enchanting!!!

    I have always loved the story of Peter Pan. This book was soo magical, I couldn't put it down. Anyone looking for a good book should read this.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    Magical Journey of LOVE and Adventure

    when the movie came out in 2003 there where so many things that i saw and said that wasn't in the original version and then came to learn that no one had done the true story of Peter Pan. It's such a good book and movie and story flat out and it doesn't matter how old you are it fills the imagination and magical part in your heart!!! I recomend this for all ages!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

    Poorly binded

    The cover looks beautiful, but when you turn the book to the side, the pages were bound horribly. I am very dissapointed.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    Timeless

    One of the most wonderful bits of fiction ever written. Truly timeless.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

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    Still My Favorite Book

    I read this book for the first time when I was 12 years old. It was so exciting to go back to Neverland, see all of the characters I grew up with and loved. J. M. Barrie created a beautiful, magical place of make-believe and pretend, and I don't doubt that each of us went there at least once as a child.

    The thing that astounded me was the great depth of the book. There were undertones and messages of mortality and acceptance. For instance, in the case of Captain James Hook, he stays in Neverland for his chance to take Peter Pan's life, but in the form of the ticking-crocodile, time is already after him and he has it on his mind, and he is frightened by it. Then there is the sadness of Peter Pan himself, the lost enigma that he is, locked forever out of a great happiness; family. There is so much hidden in the story, things that children would never quite understand.

    And that brings me to my favorite part about this story: as you grow older, reading this book as you become an adult, the story changes for you unlike anything I've ever known. As a child, I saw it as a happy adventure. As teenager, I see it as a rememberance of my own childhood slipping away, and my wanting to go back or keep that childhood inside of me. I've no idea what it'll mean to me when I'm an adult, and since I'm still a teenager I'm in no hurry to find out.

    The writing of J. M. Barrie is interesting and satirical, but also slightly childish. The world he created is magical and accessable, somewhere you can go in you imagination, a place to go away to, and for that I thank him. My only qualms with this version are the illistrations; not accurate and not fitting. Otherwise, still my favorite book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

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    A must read

    Have you ever drempt about flying? If yes, READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is the absolute best faerie tale of all time. If you have not been acquainted with the story of the boy who will not grow up then you mustn't waist another moment. Neverland awaits.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

    Good

    Peter Pan was an exquisite story. However, the side notes kind of were dragging on, on many pages. I found there were too many of them...

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2007

    A Book Lover

    A wonderful fairytale, full of adventure. Definitely a classic which can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    I Love This Book

    I think this book is simply magical. I got sucked into it. I couldn't stop reading it! A true classic. I love how it is written. You can really understand it. I recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, action, or anything like that.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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