Peter Pan

(2 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Nosy Crow

One magical night, a young boy called Peter Pan flies in through Wendy, John and Michael’s bedroom window, only to be shooed away by their mother, Mrs Darling.

Peter accidentally leaves his shadow behind and when he sneaks back to retrieve it, he begs the Darling children to accompany him to Neverland and meet his friends, the Lost Boys. They readily agree and are swiftly spirited away from their London home by fairy dust and happy thoughts. Arriving in Neverland, they have some remarkable adventures, involving fairies, mermaids and a band of dastardly pirates, led by the fearsome Captain Hook.

In this delightful gift edition, J M Barrie’s classic tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up is simplified and told entirely in verse, while still retaining the magical joy of the original. The narrative touches on some complex emotions, such as Tinker Bell’s fierce jealousy of Wendy and Peter’s deep sadness that he does not have a mother, yet the tone remains lighthearted and carefree.

The rhyming text is wonderful to read aloud and the enchanting full-page illustrations bring the adventure to life for a younger audience.

More books like this

Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate

Author: Elli Woollard Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

A rhyming 'chapters' story about a little girl with a big imagination, this is ideal for those transitioning from supervised to independent reading.

Read more about Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate

Grandmas from Mars

Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Fred Blunt

Martians hatch a cunning plan to invade the Earth disguised as grannies, so everyone will obey them and they can take over the world! Can Fred and Nell stop them and get their grandmother back? A wonderfully wacky tale. 

Read more about Grandmas from Mars

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...