Peter Pan: Children’s Classic, from book to films.

“Think of the happiest things
It’s the same as having wings”

I have recently started reading the children’s classic Peter Pan. I love Peter Pan, I love the fantastical element, I love the story and I love the characters.

How did it begin?

My love for Peter Pan started when I was young and I watched Peter Pan the Disney movie.

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I loved this film so much, I loved the story and how if you went to Neverland you never had to grow up. I think every child wishes that, all I wanted to do was go to Neverland and be part of the lost boys (I was a tomboy), or if that didn’t work out then become a fairy and be friends with Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell is my favourite character in the story because:

1. I want to be a fairy.

2. I love her sassiness.

The other thing I loved were the songs, you tell me one person, when they have to follow someone, who doesn’t sing I’m Following the Leader, at least in their head.

The other film which made me fall in love with this classic tale was Hook.

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I loved this take of the story, and Robin Williams as Peter was AMAZING. This is still one of my favourite childhood films, whenever I watch this, it always puts a massive smile on my face.

The Book

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With my love of Peter Pan and reading, it should come as a surprise to you, that I have never read the Book. ( I know, I should hang my head in shame)

So I started reading this for a readathon I am currently in the middle of, which you will see a wrap up of in a week or so. I am half way through the book and I can’t believe how dark it is. Peter Pan is not a nice character, he is such a spoilt brat, Disney has lulled me into a false sense of security. The Films are completely different from the story, but in some ways I’m glad about this, I love to read dark fairytale stories.

I’m just glad I am getting round to reading more children classics, I’ve been thinking about doing a post on the best children’s classics, this book will definitely end up on the list.

Thanks bookworms.

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