Children'sPublic Domain BooksFantasy & Magic Books, Ages 9–12Classics, Ages 9–12Action & Adventure, Ages 9–12Children’s, Ages 9–12
The character of Peter Pan first came to life in the stories J. M. Barrie told to five brothers -- three of whom were named Peter, John, and Michael. Peter Pan is considered one of the greatest children's stories of all time and continues to charm readers one hundred years after its first appearance as a play in 1904.
Topics: Folk and Fairy Tales, Pirates, Fairies, Childhood, Magic, Family, Orphans, Dark, Adventurous, Heartfelt, 1910s, London, Island, Illustrated, and Speculative Fiction
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I never read this book growing up, but am enchanted by it as an adult! In particular I love the descriptions of the children's home life before going to Neverland.more
I thought that Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie was a well-written fantasy fiction novel. However, I did not think that it was entirely appropriate for young readers. There are dark themes, murder, fairy orgies, children running away from home, etc. I think this would be more appropriate for upper middle school ages or higher. It is a very engaging book and would be great for literature circles; I just believe that it would be more appropriate for higher grade levels.more
teaches about going on an adventure. Students would love this book because it keeps going and going, never a dull moment.more
Summary:This book is about Peter Pan, Wendy, her bothers John and Michael, tinker bell, and the lost boys. While Wendy and her brothers were asleep peter pan flew into her room looking for his shadow. But he woke Wendy and her brothers up. Wendy did not want to grow up, so peter asked her and her brothers to come to Neverland with him. They all went and they met the lost boys and tinker bell. There is also Captain Hook. Captain Hook kidnapped Wendy and her brothers. Peter Pan and Captain Hook went to battle and fought. Peter Pan won and Tinkerbelle made the ship fly. They took Wendy and her brothers back home to their room.Personal:This book helps us all to remember our imaginations. It teaches us to be grateful and to use our imaginations to tell stories. Not sad stories but up lifting ones. I believe this story helps us all be happy and let us escape our crazy and hectic lives for a minute. Classroom:1.We could also watch a movie and do a paper activity while watching the movie.2.We could be creative and Break the class into groups of three or four. Have each group assign themselves identities and personalities that they would take on as part of the Lost Boys. To the girls in the class, give the option of becoming "one of the boys" or a mothering personality. List things they would have most enjoyed about their roles and have one group member read these to the class.more
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