Think Lovely Thoughts…

I was completely obsessed with the 1954 Mary Martin musical of Peter Pan as a kid. It was right up there with Anne of Green Gables and The Little Mermaid, so it’s a *tad* strange that I am only now reading the book. As an adult, Neverland appealed less to me (perhaps Hook had something to do with that ; ) and it just sort of dropped off my radar. I came across an old copy in my bookcase a few weeks ago and pulled it out, but when I mentioned the book to my brother and he said it was fantastic, that cinched it. He said there was a perfect duality to it; that it was engaging for children and insightful for adults… And he was so, so right. Β It’s humorous, witty, and has most definitely reignited my interest in Neverland. He also says there is a surprise ending not to be found in the cartoon or the musical. I’m only 1/4 of the way in & very curious.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a short, whimsical, fantastically written read!

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2 thoughts on “Think Lovely Thoughts…

    • I should update this blog & mention how much violence is in the book! Reminiscent of old Russian fairy tales in a way. It’s so subtle in the musical it never really dawned on me that they were running around the island killing one another. I was surprised to find out Peter Pan kills the Lost Boys when they start to grow up!

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