Monday, February 27, 2012

Classic Monday: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

176 pages

It was Friday night. Mr and Mrs Darling were dining out. Nana had been tied up in the backyard. The poor dog was barking, for she could smell danger. And she was right - this was the night that Peter Pan would take the Darling children on the most breath-taking adventure of their lives, to a place called Neverland, a strange country where the lost boys live and never grow up, a land with mermaids, fairies and pirates - and of course the terrible, evil, Captain Hook. Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best-loved stories for children, an unforgettable, magical fantasy which has been enjoyed by generations.

I remember thinking I knew all about Peter Pan from Disney before I read this book. The Peter Pan story is so much more than that. Peter Pan is a timeless character who you can't help but love. Definitely the definition of a true classic, a story that can be told time and time again without losing any of its appeal.


  1. Hear hear!
    There's SO much more beyond what people think. It's a masterful work that blends whimsy with darkness. It's a deep tale to be sure. No wonder it's so captivating. 'Tis a sshame most people don't realize this, knowing only the watered-down Disney version.

    Be sure to check out these two books, too! They, unlike other Pan stories out there, are really worth their salt.

    A story based on Barrie’s own idea for more:
    And a great 'What if?' adventure (but it's not for the kids!): Click!

  2. Thank you for the recommendations and thanks for reading!