Peter Pan [Illustrated]

Peter Pan [Illustrated]

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by James Barrie

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This is a classical children’s novel about a boy who can fly and who refuses to grow up. The book takes reader in the world of magic and adventures. This is an illustrated version of the book.  See more details below


This is a classical children’s novel about a boy who can fly and who refuses to grow up. The book takes reader in the world of magic and adventures. This is an illustrated version of the book.

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Peter Pan (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 616 reviews.
Charlotte_Isabella More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
healingmercy More than 1 year ago
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.
Biscuit1KL More than 1 year ago
This is a most delightful story.....easy to read and quite enjoyable.......all ages could and should indulge in some make believe!!
Fanya More than 1 year ago
Peter Pan
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.
If you enjoyed this book you can also read a book about fantasy written by Lewis Carroll called Alice in Wonderland.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
SJKessel More than 1 year ago
arrie, J.M. (2003). Peter Pan. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. 0689866917 It seems with several movie versions, Hook, Finding Neverland, and the actual play, nobody could escape knowing something of the story of Peter Pan. However, it seems that only a small number of people actually read the book these days. Those that do, will discover a shockingly complicated and difficult text. Jumps in time and point of view, numerous metaphors, images, cultural and historic references and an interrupting narrator will make this a challenging read for many young readers. Plus Peter is really forgetful and potentially annoying. Nonetheless, there are uses for this book and exercises that may be completed. Just don't do them with too young of a crowd. If I were to use this book in the classroom it would be with high school students. Since there are so many rich themes and metaphors and since most students are probably familiar with some version of the narrative this book could be of good use in introducing analysis and literary theory. It is undeniable that Barrie captured a sense of magic, fun, and childhood that most children's writers cannot help but desire to equal. And because of this, there are great fun exercises that can be done, such as having children create or draw their own maps of Neverland. Since the book is also a play, it lends itself to being reenacted. This could help with visualization. Also, a special note if teachers use the edition of the book forwarded by author Susan Cooper-Her comments would influence anyone's reading of the text. For me, most striking is the delicate description of Barrie as "yearning for little-boy love" (p. XVI). Activities to do with the book: Have students create their own Neverlands, analyze the book's literary themes, enact scenes, research Barrie's life, discuss the imagination and separation between reality and fantasy, consider issues of power and the conditions of motherhood, the construction of masculinity and femininity etc. Students could also discuss the many reinterpretations and sequels to the narrative. Favorite Quotes: "All children, except one, grow up" (p. 1). "To die will be an awfully big adventure" (p. 123). "I'm youth, I'm joy" (p. 195). FOR MORE OF MY CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS SEE
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
LightSaberChels More than 1 year ago
One of the most wonderful bits of fiction ever written. Truly timeless.
OctoberHoliday More than 1 year ago
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.
star12 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever drempt about flying? If yes, READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful fairytale, full of adventure. Definitely a classic which can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peter Pan has been illustrated many, many times by various illustrators. However, I don't find any of the previous attempts as outstanding as Scott Gustafson's edition. Gustafson is a master illustrator who vividly and imaginatively brings J. M. Barrie's endearing text to life. He has taken great care to illustrate this timeless story, paying great attention to detail and accuracy. We get to see the Darling family, the Lost Boys, and all the denizens of Neverland. Some of the illustrations found in this appealing edition are Peter and Tinkerbelle entering the Darling nursery, a breath-taking double page spread of the Lost Boys surveying the Neverland, and under water in the luscious Mermaids' Lagoon where a group of mermaids are playing with hundreds of rainbow-colored bubbles. There are fifty oil paintings; some are vignettes, some are full page, and others are double page. Gustafson's illustrations nicely complement the classic text. And if you have never read this story, this would be the edition to purchase. If you have children, then Gustafson's illustrations will surely please and enchant them. However, I consider this book to be more of a coffee table book than a book to be placed on a child's bedroom shelf. This edition of Peter Pan is a pleasure for both reading the text and viewing the paintings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the midst of stressful, difficult days at work, miserable weather, and sleepless nights; it was delightful to be reminded of what it is to be childlike. Disney has it's place; but this original offers so much more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of people get lost into reading a great book because they have already heard the story so many times or they have seen the movie but this book is not a book to miss. It is an amazing fairytale that is for adults as much as it is for children. So beautifully written and overall is a surprising difference in what you expect from the knowledge basic people know about peter pan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you like fantasy! It brings kids dreams to life! The end is sad though ! Tinkerbell says a bad word but the book is so good i would give it 5 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writing and the story in Peter Pan are both wonderful, and the hardcover edition with the Gustafson illustrations is absolutely beautiful--I highly recommend it. The illustrations are just wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the Disney version of Peter Pan when I was young, but never got around to reading the classic. I'm glad that I did! Not only did it bring back all the excitement, adventure and fun that I remember from the Disney version, but there was enough substance to make interesting reading as an adult. I picked this up yesterday on a whim. I really enjoyed the movie Neverland, and all the while I was reading this today, I couldn't help but imagine Barrie holding his young audience spellbound.
Guest More than 1 year ago
omgosh!!! this is the best book ever. i mean theres so much in it that the movies dont have . it opens your eyes to the little mysteries that the movies dont show. like how fairies were created , how peter pan came to be, what happened to the lost boys , and so much more. its a geat read and youll fall in love with it the minute you start reading.