- Format: Kindle eBook
- Number of Pages: 162
James Matthew Barrie's"Peter Pan"is regarded as one of several greatest fantasy tales ever written. Originally performed as a play in 1904,"Peter Pan"is presented here inside the book format that was subsequently written and published by Barrie following the success of his play. It's the story of a boy who wouldn't grow up. Follow Peter Pan with Wendy to Neverland and share in their adventures employing the lost boys, Tinker Bell along with the evil Captain Hook.
"All children, except one, grow up. joy. (Ages 5 and older) --Richard Farr"A book for adult readers-aloud to revel in--and it just might teach young listeners to fly. What we often forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J. M. Barrie's original version is also witty, sophisticated, and delightfully odd. The Darling children, Wendy, John, and Michael, reside a genuinely proper middle-class life in Edwardian London, but they also happen to have a Newfoundland for a nurse. The text is full of such throwaway gems as"Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter Pan when she was tidying up her children's minds,"and is peppered with deliberately obscure vocabulary including"embonpoint,"" quietus,"and"pluperfect."Lest we forget, it was written in 1904, a relatively innocent age in which a plot about abducted young children must have seemed more safely fanciful. a little bird which has broken out from the egg,"and the author interjects:"This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was, which might be the quite pinnacle of good form. In a typical exchange with all the dastardly Captain Hook, Peter Pan describes himself as"youth."Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. Also, perhaps, it was an age that expected far more of its children's books, for Peter Pan features a suppleness, lightness, and intelligence which are"literary"inside the best sense.
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