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Peter Pan Quotes

15th November 2018

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Peter Pan was written by J.M. Barrie and remains one of the most famous children’s classics. The story was initially created in 1904 as a play, and was turned into a novel, titled Peter and Wendy in 1911. The title was later changed to Peter Pan. Despite the fact that it was published more than 115 years ago, Peter Pan’s adventures and characters are still loved by children and adults alike. The myth of the ‘Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up’ tells us so much about the transition from childhood to adulthood with all its responsibilities. The story also taps into a child’s imagination and freedom from society. There are many insightful, and thought-provoking quotes and here are some of our favourite quotes from Peter Pan:

1. “Why can't you fly now, mother?” “Because I am grown up, dearest. When people grow up they forget the way.” 

Jane and Wendy, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

2. "I don't know whether you have ever seen a map of a person's mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting, but catch them trying to draw a map of a child's mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time."

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

3. “The last thing he ever said to me was, “Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.” 

Wendy, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

4. "She asked where he lived. “Second to the right,” said Peter, “and then straight on till morning.”"

Wendy and Peter, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

5. "Odd things happen to all of us on our way through life without our noticing for a time that they have happened."

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

6. "All children, except one, grow up." 

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

7. "Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever."

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

8. “You see children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.” 

Peter, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

9. “If you believe,” he shouted to them, “clap your hands; don't let Tink die.” 

Peter, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

10. “Would you like an adventure now,” he said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?” 

Peter, Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

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With illustrations by F. D. Bedford, gorgeously coloured by one of Britain's leading colourists, Barbara Frith, this majestic Macmillan Collector's Library edition brings to life one of the world's favourite tales.

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Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles . . .

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When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?

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First Stories: Peter Pan is a perfect introduction for young children to J.M. Barrie's classic story. Push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring the story to life and reveal favourite scenes in action. Follow the Darling children as they travel to Neverland, discover the Lost Boys and come face to face with cunning Captain Hook. This well-loved story is beautifully re-imagined for a new generation by illustrator Miriam Bos.

Titles to collect: Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Jungle Book, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid

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