Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

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Available again, this popular edition of Peter Pan includes the complete and unabridged text accompanied by fifty full-color paintings by Scott Gustafson. Kirkus Reviews wrote "Gustafson's lusty oil paintings of the pirates are akin to N.C. Wyeth's...[he] is a talented craftsman who skillfully melds his references to past greats to create an appropriately traditional style that has enough of a contemporary aura for broad popular appeal." Children and parents will feel like they're in Neverland, too, with this definitive edition of Barrie's timeless classic.
 

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Published May 5, 1987 by Signet Classic. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Business & Economics, Parenting & Relationships, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Kirkus Reviews

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His slim, round-faced, rosy children and cozy interiors are closer to Wyeth's gifted student, Jessie Wilcox Smith, while the ethereal yet mischievous fairy folk recall Rackham.

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The New York Times

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Apparently, Hook tricked Peter into becoming Hook because only Peter-as-Hook could uncover his treasure chest — the contents of which reveal the disappointing news that Hook became a pirate not for sheer love of villainy but because of a traumatic childhood.

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The Guardian

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Dreams are leaking out of Neverland, and so they seek out Wendy and John Darling, who decide they all need to return back to Neverland, and find out what's going on.

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The Guardian

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Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by David Wyatt 275pp, Oxford, £12.99 The official sequel to Peter Pan needs to be an exceptional book, and that's exactly what we have in Peter Pan in Scarlet.

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The Guardian

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Thus, towards the end of the book, we get Milne joining the team in 1910 as the "last member" of the Allahakbarries (cue six pages on his literary career), a politician member of the team being beaten up by Suffragettes, a sensational innings in a first-class match in 1911 by a Nottinghamshire pl...

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The Guardian

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Peter Pan in Scarlet: The Official Sequel Geraldine McCaughrean OUP £12.99, pp275 'On these magic shores, children at play are for ever beaching their coracles.

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BC Books

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After “A Message for Those Who Have Grown Up” and other front matter, including a biography of Barrie, we are given Peter and Wendy, the novelized version of the famous play that was first performed on December 27, 1904, starring Nina Boucicault as the famous boy.

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Examiner

Peter Pan returns for Wendy, only to discover she has grown up, gotten married and has a daughter of her own.

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The Telegraph

Play up, play up & play the game.” The attempt to frame the bloody business of battle as a boyish afternoon on the playing fields at Eton was inspired by Sir Henry Newbolt’s 1897 poem “Vitae Lampada”.

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The Bookbag

They fit right into daily life with the Lost Boys, chasing after the wild beasts, who are chasing after the Redskins, who are chasing after the Pirates, who are chasing after the Lost Boys, round and round the island.

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SF Site

This film version of Peter Pan is not really a three star film.

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Common Sense Media

They miss the complexity and darkness, as essential as the joy and adventure, captured in Barrie's exquisite prose as Peter watches through the window when the children are reunited with their parents: "He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know;

Nov 28 2003 | Read Full Review of Peter Pan

The New York Review of Books

It contains the complete text of James Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy (which was based on the original play), an excellent bibliography and notes, plus essays about Barrie’s life and work, and the stage and film and book adaptations of Peter Pan.

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Sarah Reads Too Much

I should really read this.

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Project MUSE

Although to the general popular imagination, Peter Pan is an iconic figure of lost innocence and idealized childhood, Rose's The Case of Peter Pan and James Kincaid's Child-Loving have substantially troubled that vision, a troubling that informs these essays.

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Books: A True Story

There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy...

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