Book Reviews of Peter Pan in Scarlet

Peter Pan in Scarlet
Peter Pan in Scarlet
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
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ISBN-13: 9781416918080
ISBN-10: 1416918086
Publication Date: 10/5/2006
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Reviewed by Christina Tsichlis for TeensReadToo.com

PETER PAN IN SCARLET by Geraldine McCaughrean should be read by every fan of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN.

The reader will return to the age at which they first read the original and re-experience the wonder of seeing the world through the eyes of Peter Pan and his gang of comrades in adventure. It is the first approved sequel to the original tale, and the author manages to capture the style and excitement of Mr. Barrie's classic. It is remarkable in every sense of the word and, like the original, proceeds go to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and not to Barrie's estate.

Set in the 1920s, nightmares are slipping out of Neverland and into the real world to find Wendy and the original Lost Boys, who are now respectable adults with children of their own. They revert to children in a magical way and the adventure begins.

Neverland is no longer a land of eternal summer. It is currently Autumn, something that has not happened before. When Wendy and the Lost Boys make it back to Neverland, they meet Peter, who is alone but still the essence of Boy. After fighting through the denial of Peter, who loves Neverland in reds and golds as much as he does in shades of green, it is up to them to save it.

They face their worst fears, remember who they once were, and deal with the sadness of loss and the joy of love with a youthful exuberance that J.M. Barrie would be proud of. His creations are treated with the utmost respect and tenderness by an author who is truly in love with her story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reviewed by Christina Tsichlis for TeensReadToo.com

PETER PAN IN SCARLET by Geraldine McCaughrean should be read by every fan of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN.

The reader will return to the age at which they first read the original and re-experience the wonder of seeing the world through the eyes of Peter Pan and his gang of comrades in adventure. It is the first approved sequel to the original tale, and the author manages to capture the style and excitement of Mr. Barrie's classic. It is remarkable in every sense of the word and, like the original, proceeds go to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and not to Barrie's estate.

Set in the 1920s, nightmares are slipping out of Neverland and into the real world to find Wendy and the original Lost Boys, who are now respectable adults with children of their own. They revert to children in a magical way and the adventure begins.

Neverland is no longer a land of eternal summer. It is currently Autumn, something that has not happened before. When Wendy and the Lost Boys make it back to Neverland, they meet Peter, who is alone but still the essence of Boy. After fighting through the denial of Peter, who loves Neverland in reds and golds as much as he does in shades of green, it is up to them to save it.

They face their worst fears, remember who they once were, and deal with the sadness of loss and the joy of love with a youthful exuberance that J.M. Barrie would be proud of. His creations are treated with the utmost respect and tenderness by an author who is truly in love with her story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this story, although I forgot how annoying and irrational that Peter could be. There were funny moments to make me laugh, sad ones that almost made me want to cry and lots of playing pretend (which was always my favorite). I was a little disappointed that Tinkerbell wasn't in it much, but Fireflyer was very amusing.

It really is a story suitable for any age. Even though I don't have children, some modern-day kid's books seem to have situations that are a little too inappropriate for some of the reader they market towards. This one is just right for anyone.
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Helpful Score: 1
I grew up as and continue to be a huge Peter Pan fan and thoroughly enjoyed this sequel. Easy to read, quick, but with important lessons and a great, interesting view of an evolving Neverland. Wendy and the Lost Boys revert to childhood in order to re-enter Neverland, and while reading this book, you will too!
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This is the first authorized sequel to "Peter Pan". It's definitely a kid's book; I couldn't get into it, but I think it will be very entertaining to them.
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I really liked this story, although I forgot how annoying and irrational that Peter could be. There were funny moments to make me laugh, sad ones that almost made me want to cry and lots of playing pretend (which was always my favorite). I was a little disappointed that Tinkerbell wasn't in it much, but Fireflyer was very amusing.

It really is a story suitable for any age. Even though I don't have children, some modern-day kid's books seem to have situations that are a little too inappropriate for some of the reader they market towards. This one is just right for anyone.
reviewed Peter Pan in Scarlet on + 1756 more book reviews
I really liked this story, although I forgot how annoying and irrational that Peter could be. There were funny moments to make me laugh, sad ones that almost made me want to cry and lots of playing pretend (which was always my favorite). I was a little disappointed that Tinkerbell wasn't in it much, but Fireflyer was very amusing.

It really is a story suitable for any age. Even though I don't have children, some modern-day kid's books seem to have situations that are a little too inappropriate for some of the reader they market towards. This one is just right for anyone.
reviewed Peter Pan in Scarlet on + 1756 more book reviews
I really liked this story, although I forgot how annoying and irrational that Peter could be. There were funny moments to make me laugh, sad ones that almost made me want to cry and lots of playing pretend (which was always my favorite). I was a little disappointed that Tinkerbell wasn't in it much, but Fireflyer was very amusing.

It really is a story suitable for any age. Even though I don't have children, some modern-day kid's books seem to have situations that are a little too inappropriate for some of the reader they market towards. This one is just right for anyone.
reviewed Peter Pan in Scarlet on + 1756 more book reviews
I really liked this story, although I forgot how annoying and irrational that Peter could be. There were funny moments to make me laugh, sad ones that almost made me want to cry and lots of playing pretend (which was always my favorite). I was a little disappointed that Tinkerbell wasn't in it much, but Fireflyer was very amusing.

It really is a story suitable for any age. Even though I don't have children, some modern-day kid's books seem to have situations that are a little too inappropriate for some of the reader they market towards. This one is just right for anyone.