Thursday 19 February 2009

Peter Pan by: J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan
J. M. Barrie
Various Editions

This was an interesting book, full of adventure but also has a more serious side about the need to grow up and grow in wisdom. It makes us realize the consequences of our actions and also the importance of family and friends.

The questions it left unanswered for me were:
-What school is it that Hook went to? What is known for its slouch and walk?
-The question of fairies that are unsure of their sex? Androgynous like angels?
-Forget fairies and you kill them the power of naming or unnaming

A great read for children of all ages, and if you like Peter Pan then check out Capt. Hook by J.V. Hart for an introduction to Hook as a young man.

(First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)

1 comment:

The Never Fairy said...

I can answer some of your questions.

Hook went to Eton.
(The slouch thing I am not sure...)

Not all fairies are not androgynous. They are male or female like us... but some of them are "unsure." Granted it's a ?? but I always thought of it as "gender issues."

Fairies aren't controlled by naming them... and forgetting them will not kill them. Not believing in them, said aloud, will do that.

You should check out THIS book, too:

And for an article on it, click my name.