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Peter Pan (Centennial)
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
The boy who refuses to grow up teaches Wendy and her younger brothers how to fly. Then it's off to magical Neverneverland for adventures with mermaids, Indians, and wicked Captain Hook and his pirate crew in this illustrated, easy-reading adaptation of the classic fantasy.
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ErraticElle
Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Pickpick

Though the story is fun & I did enjoy reading it, this book is definitely a product of its time. The misogyny & race content did not age well & does detract from the story. Information about Barrie's life & the story behind the book is touching, heart-breaking & gives the book a bit more of an endearing quality. A good fairytale despite its downfalls. Worth the read for me, but not at the top of my list for a current middle grade recommendation.

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VioletMoonBooks
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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JuliaTheBookNerd
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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#TitleWithPersonsName 🧚🏼‍♂️🧜🏼‍♀️🐊⏰✨⭐️🏝💚🏴‍☠️

#ArtfulAugust 🖌🖼🎨

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful edition 💛💚 3mo
Eggs Perfect and pretty 🤩 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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These aren‘t books, but I had to show off these Peter Pan and Snow White Moleskine notebooks that I got! Aren‘t they gorgeous? The Snow White one comes in its own silver box with the same design on the front that‘s on the front of the notebook 😍

readingjedi They are really nice 😍 4mo
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hannah-leeloo
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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My Peter Pan, Beauty and the beast and Alice in Wonderland collection of books and retellings so far. Not including the ones in sets such as Disney Twisted tales, Christina Henry etc. Absolutely love my fairy tale retellings. Let me know if you know any I've missed please 😊 happy reading everyone. Keep cool in this heat if you can 📚❤️📖 #peterpan #beautyandthebeast #aliceinwonderland #retellings #fairytales #classics

GirlNamedJesse You absolutely need to read the tagged book. It‘s my favorite Peter Pan retelling ever! So spooky and wonderful. 😍 4mo
hannah-leeloo Yay thank you @GirlNamedJesse adding it now 😊 4mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Wendy is a mother to the Lost Boys, here she is singing them "You're mother and mine," #Iconic #MayMoms @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 💕🧚💕 6mo
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BriannaT
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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The one book I have in poor condition because I read it all the time as a little girl. But like, I just re-read it and there‘s a lot more killing in this book than I remember. Also it had the sentence “Fairies had to climb over him on their way home from an orgy.” So I‘m just… wondering how my childhood brain processed that sentence 🙃

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Suchethaaahh
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
—Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

#BookQuotes
#MorningQuotes
#Motivation
#xoxoAllTheWayFromIndia

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yoavshai
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 251.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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SRWCF
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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Mehso-so

I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, but I didn't love this book. It was hard for me to accept it as a story for children with all the focus on death, dying, and murder.

There have been several Peter Pan related movies made and I've reserved a few at my local library. I think I'm going to start with "Finding Neverland" which actually tells the author's story and focuses on his inspiration behind Peter Pan and its cast of characters.

rubyslippersreads If you really want to ruin this book for yourself, read the fascinating 8mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads WHOA!!! I just read the book description. To be honest, there was an "afterword" in the book I just finished that touched lightly on the author's history. I'm not gonna lie...I wondered if something nefarious took place with that family. ? Now want to read the book you tagged. Thank you for the recommendation! 8mo
rubyslippersreads @SRWCF I would watch “Finding Neverland” first, because you might not enjoy it after reading this book. 😏 8mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads Hey, I have no qualms about what might have been going on. Like I said, I already suspected something weird happened. 8mo
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SRWCF
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"Hook or me this time!"

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SRWCF
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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The Lost Boys

emz711 My favorite 🌟🌟🪶🏴‍☠️ 8mo
SRWCF @emz711 💖 I just can't believe this is my first time reading this book. Where have I been?!? 8mo
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SRWCF
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"I say, how do you do it? How do you fly?" asked John.

"You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air."

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SRWCF
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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CHAPTER THREE ~ Come Away, Come Away!

"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."

?‍♀️ ?‍♂️

BookwormM Love that image 9mo
SRWCF @BookwormM Isn't is just adorable?! 💞 9mo
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Ast_Arslan
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Eggs Love ❤️🌟❤️ 12mo
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WJCintron
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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I LOVE Peter Pan!!! ❤
#peterpan

reading_rainbow Same💚 12mo
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hannah-leeloo
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Thank you for the tag sweet friend @Yuki_Onna 😘
#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

🍁 would have to be Roald Dahl for starting my love of reading and giving my children the same joy to share together
❄ in a way as I journal things that keep me strong
🌟 I am grateful for Peter Pan as it links back to the childhood, my kids joy and one of my favourite escapes from reality

Care to share? @Cupcake12 @Butterfinger @BethM @GondorGirl @Birdsong28

ozma.of.oz I‘m looking forward to sharing Dahl with my nibling! Thank you for posting! 12mo
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HeatherBlue
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Halloween night 2: Tinker Bell, remixed.

guinsgirlreads Nice! 👍🏻 👏🏻 13mo
Gissy 😍👌🎃🖤🖤🖤 13mo
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abookdragonsretreat
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Mehso-so

I've always wanted to read this classic so I'm glad I finally have! At first the writing was odd but considering how old this book is I should have expected it. Also the themes and ideas in this book are very traditional, and even fairly dark at times. The world of Neverland was so magical but not overly detailed, the plot was basic but fun, and overall the novel is quite short and easy to read quickly, I enjoyed the ending though its disturbing😂

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abookdragonsretreat
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie

"Second to the right, and straight on till morning."

hannah-leeloo I love reading Peter Pan books 🙂 happy reading 📚 ❤📖 1y
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VioletMoonBooks
Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter‘s mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.
#PeterPan #JMBarrie #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookbackpack #bookbackpacks #bookbinding #bookbeau #bookblog #bookblogger #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #booknerdy #booknook #booknation #nerd #nerds #nerdsunite #nerdy #Classics #Fantasy #Fiction #Childrens #Adventure 💓

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emz711
Peter Pan and Wendy | J. M. Barrie
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Old, water damaged, basement smelling copy of Peter Pan?! I couldn't pass that up at my local second hand bookstore.

#peterpan #old #booksmell

Soubhiville Fun! 1y
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Andrea313
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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For awhile there, B&N was killing it with their Children's Classics editions! #Stars #CuriousCovers
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ✨📚 1y
zezeki 😍😍 1y
Eggs Stunning 👏🏻📚🌟 1y
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AliD73
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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BookishBlonde12
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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“To die will be an awfully big adventure” #quotes #peterpan

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night_shift
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Mehso-so
peanutnine Agree 2y
DogMomIrene Dang! I‘ve never wanted to read Peter Pan...until now🤣 2y
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Rachbb3 I kept saying, “This kid is a brat!” 2y
rubyslippersreads If you want to feel even worse about Peter Pan (as well as the movie Finding Neverland), read about the real people: 2y
The_Penniless_Author Yes! He's truly awful! 🤣 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures This is how I felt reading Mary Poppins! 😆 2y
Laughterhp Yes! And I think tinker bell was pretty awful too! 2y
Addison_Reads I completely agree!! 😂 2y
night_shift @rubyslippersreads oh! Thank you for this! I got snippets here and there via google, but I'm definately adding that to my tbr! 2y
night_shift @DogMomIrene it's an interesting read, it's pretty short and I read it on Serial Reader, it was just an easy daily read. 2y
night_shift @Rachbb3 truly, he is a brat! @The_Penniless_Author 😂 he was so awful to all the kids. Idk why any would want to stay. @ChaoticMissAdventures well, need to add that to my book v movie list then.. 2y
night_shift @Laughterhp omg, yes! She was so crappy, I wasn't too concerned when she drank the poison instead 🤷‍♀️ 2y
night_shift @Addison_Reads 😂😂👍 2y
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Ninja2020
Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Mehso-so

We received a beautiful copy of Peter Pan for Christmas and we read it for bedtime story. I had only watched the Disney film, so I was shocked by the book. Peter Pan is a horrible character my son even started cheering on Captain Hook. Don‘t even get me started on Wendy and spring cleaning! #peterpan

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Birdsong28
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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I am using the tagged book for March's prompt for my #fairytalereadingchallenge

I listened to this dramatisation of the classic story done by Audible studios so the tagged book is just so I can post this. Although this is supposed to be aimed at children there are moments that only adults will enjoy.

@Charityann

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AnansiGirl
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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I was familiar with the story of Peter Pan, but never read the book. Mission accomplished tonight for #fairytalereadingchallenge and #20in4readathon

@Charityann @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
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Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Pickpick

not finished reading it but of what i have read so far, its really good. its about a magical fairy named peter pan who is always from the run from captain hook. its the same as the fairy tale, so far and its definitely one to read. it is an action book, of what i know so far.

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TheAromaofBooks
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Panpan

I picked this one up for the #FairyTaleReadingChallenge but sadly it was not for me. I can see why some people are nostalgic about this one, but I didn't care for any of the characters or even the writing, which was casually cruel on more than one occasion (the final chapter/epilogue - "Mrs. Darling was now dead and forgotten" as a throwaway line - seriously? By her husband and NINE children?? Ugh) It's always good to check a classic off the ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) list but ironically this one is getting a “pan“ from me.

@Charityann
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Wife Tried to read this once and bailed. I thought it was awful. 2y
wordslinger42 I forgot about that line in the epilogue! Ouch! I remember thinking that Peter Pan was not a very likeable character when I read it last year, and I can see why writers have made him a sort of sinister figure in some of the retellings! 2y
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ravenlee I struggled so hard to finish this one, and then all I got was a slight sense of accomplishment but no satisfaction - and tons of frustration. 2y
Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks @Wife FINALLY someone who has similar opinions on this book! I loathed Peter Pan...
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2035428
2y
Charityann Yes, I agree that the classic version is not nearly as good as the Disney version, and I remember being disappointed after I first read it. (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Wife @ravenlee @Yuki_Onna @Charityann - I can see why it has warm feelings for some people (I also have childhood favorites that other people don't like haha) but this one wasn't a good match for me. Ah well, they can't all be winners!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @wordslinger42 - I can see there being a lot of scope for variations/retellings, especially ones aimed at an older YA audience. I think part of my not-liking this one is that it's supposedly a children's book & I didn't feel like it fit that genre at all. Embracing some of the darker elements in a story for older readers may make things work better. 2y
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ElizaMarie
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Pickpick
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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ElizaMarie
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Did some laundry today :)
#FairyTaleReadingChallenge

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ElizaMarie
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Will probably finish this audible today while I am doing my laundry. It super short and well I am excited to delve into it! #FairyTaleReadingChallenge

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JessClark78
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Day 3 #MarvellousMarch #Readathon

Giving up on my timer for now. I forgot to shut it off and it went way beyond my actual reading time. I got around two to three hours of reading done yesterday. Almost finished with Peter Pan.

#FairytaleReadingChallenge

Andrew65 Great choice 😊 2y
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Charityann
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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A little late posting this, but I‘m participating in this readathon! I‘m planning to read/finish: Dust, The Lies We Told, Notorious RGB, She Come by it Naturally, and This Time Next Year.😄📚 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊👍 2y
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reading_rainbow
Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Pickpick

The ending of this book made me s o b.
I found it beautiful and melancholy. This book touched me on a personal level and has left me in a sorry state I have to admit. I loved it. I plan on going back and underlining all my favorite lines because there was so many. Peter was written so well as was Wendy and I loved the narration.
🤎
#fairytalereadingchallenge

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reading_rainbow
Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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“He was a lovely boy, clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that ooze out of trees; but the most entrancing thing about him was that he had all his first teeth. When he saw she was a grown-up he mashed the little pearls at her.”

Starting Peter Pan! And I also decked my living room windows out in rainbow prisms today🌈 😍
#fairytalereadingchallenge

hannah-leeloo Beautifully magical. Don't forget the sequel after finishing Peter Pan. Happy reading sweet 📖❤📚 2y
reading_rainbow Thank you🌈💓 I don‘t know of a sequel! my copy has Peter and Wendy & Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, is there another to read? @hannah-leeloo 2y
hannah-leeloo This is the official sequel and is a really good read, I always recommend it as not many people know about it ❤ 2y
reading_rainbow @hannah-leeloo ohhhh I will definitely be putting that on my list, thank you! 2y
hannah-leeloo You're welcome sweet. Happy reading 📖❤📚 2y
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BayouGirl85
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Pickpick

Always enjoyed this fairytale.

March Book 10/25 #LitsyLove #fairytalereadingchallenge

hannah-leeloo Have you read the sequel? It's a good read too 2y
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Addison_Reads
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Mehso-so

#fairytalereadingchallenge @Charityann #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I read this years ago and wasn't that impressed, but I decided to revisit. My second read proved underwhelming once again for me.

In general I love the concept and characters of Neverland, I just always get bored by the story.

I'm excited still to try some other retellings of this classic though.

night_shift I'm reading this right now and so far it's been very strange! I've never read it before, but I like the Peter Pan story.. we'll so if I so-so it as well. 2y
bibliobliss I am thinking of trying to read it on Serial Reader app. I'm ambivalent about it 😬 2y
Addison_Reads @bibliobliss @UnidragonFrag I hope that you both enjoy it more than me. The good thing is at least it's a short read. 2y
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mandarchy @Addison_Reads, @UnidragonFrag, @bibliobliss, You all might try Dave Barry's Peter and the Starcatchers. If I recall, the original Peter Pan was intended for the stage and then came out as a book so it's just awkward. But Dave Barry is hysterical and the starcatchers series is genius. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've never read this one, so I'm interested to read it this month as well. 2y
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JessClark78
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My March picks for the #FairytaleReadingChallenge.

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reading_rainbow
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I‘ve been SO excited for March!! Peter Pan month for the #fairytalereadingchallenge
My first time reading the original and sooo many dark retellings out there! I went with The Child Thief and Tiger Lily for my retelling choices
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Kdchase Peter Pan is my favorite!! And The Child Thief is my FAVORITE retelling! Tell me your thoughts as you read, can‘t wait to squee with you! 2y
reading_rainbow @Kdchase I totally will!!! 2y
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Brooklyn.anne
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Had so much fun reading this edition of Peter Pan illustrated by Minalima! So beautiful

emz711 I know so beautiful! 2y
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AsYouWish
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Pickpick

This was my third reread of Peter Pan and I have such a love/dislike for this book. I love the story of Peter Pan, what kid didn‘t want to fly off to Neverland to see mermaids and pirates? It is so exciting and thrilling. However the book is so fast moving that pieces are missing and you have to fill them in yourself or rely on you memory of the movies because you need those to sometimes know what is happening. Still love it though!!

🗡🗡🗡🗡

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Haileysbooksandarts
Peter Pan | J M Barrie
Mehso-so

The boy who.never grew up and the adventures of the Darling siblings. As a child I loved this story as my father loves to read it to us but as an adult and a mother all I wanted to pull Peter into my arms so he could know a mother's love.

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Bookgoil
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Alright I finished my first book for #bookspin already but I didn‘t mark it cause I had yet to share this lovely board I just made. @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

MittenGirlPeach I love it! The creative bingo boards are so wonderful. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 2y
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BeatrixNBooks
Pickpick

I must be honest as I child I was only watching the Disney series. As a grown-up I've read it and I've realised that it's hearth breaking since the beginning. Like many other children stories, as an adult you will discover another world. And like superheroes in US, these stories have been created to bring hope and joy where there was none left.

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La_Cori
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘all children, except one, grow up.‘

Such a bittersweet story.. I loved it!

hannah-leeloo Don't forget the official sequel. Also a good read 😊 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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