Peter Pan is a charming story about a little boy that never grows up. As a child many of us have enjoyed the Disney film as well as the popular book itself. Today I’m sharing my top 3 reasons why Peter Pan should remain a bookshelf favourite.
If you hadn’t guessed by now, I’m a massive fan of anything that is magical. Not always magical in the traditional way as in wizards waving wands and hocus pocus/abracadabra kind of magic, but Disney’s kind of “happiest place on earth” magic and anything that gives you that warm feeling inside. Peter Pan is another childhood novel that does that for me. I’m always safe in the knowledge that the I can return to Neverland any time I please and be swept up in the magic of childhood adventure.
In terms of physical magic, Peter Pan is overflowing with all kinds of traditional characters used in make believe games of Barrie’s era, many of which are still relevant today. Pirates, mermaids, Indians and pixies all feature meaning all genders (and ages) have something they can enjoy.