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Peter Pan purppuran lumoissa (edition 2006)

by Geraldine McCaughrean, Scott M. Fischer, Saara Hyyppä (KääNt.)

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Title:Peter Pan purppuran lumoissa
Authors:Geraldine McCaughrean
Other authors:Scott M. Fischer, Saara Hyyppä (KääNt.)
Info:Helsinki WSOY 2006
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It turned out to be an okay story. I was not so impressed by the beginning or most of the middle. I just didn't think the story was overly impressive. I felt like the effort to address every character and plot twist from the previous story slowed the book to an almost unbearable crawl. It just seemed as though the book was forced and drawn out. It could have been better. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Silly. Exploitative. Badly-drawn characters. None of the magic of the original. That's enough reasons and enough time spent on why I gave this charmless book up. ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
This book is clever, funny, and well written -- for it's style. But there's a reason why children today don't read Barrie or other turn of the century authors. The style has a precious quality to it that American kids are going to find cloying. It's too bad that the author did not focus on the characters and adventures rather than trying to write like Barrie. I read about a third without finding a reason to want to finish it. ( )
  Inky_Fingers | Nov 24, 2012 |
One of the best books I've read over the last few months (or even years), I can't sing its praises high enough. Brimming with imagination and invention, from the beginning it is not at all surprising when, after having dreamt of Neverland, things like cutlasses and a quiver of arrows are left behind in the bed next morning, or that fairies hatch out of a baby's first laugh. I loved the fact how she portrayed the now grown-up Darling children and their adopted brothers, once the Lost Boys, as slightly ridiculous, by writing their appointment to fly to Neverland into their diaries (on a Sunday, so that children would not need to be collected from school), by having them chase after flying insects in the park in their search for fairies or by having them squeeze into their own children's clothing in order to become children again themselves. Once there, the reader is immediately transported into this magical land together with the characters, where they turn the Wendy House into the Trans-Sigobian Express and drink Bovril from a samovar. But all is not well in Neverland, and there is a definite dark undercurrent running through the book, just enough to add mystery and excitement to the narration. Humour is provided in the shape of Firefly, a mischievous and very hungry fairy, and the respectable Judge Tootles, who, having only daughters, had to put on a smocked party dress and ballet shoes and turn into a girl. There are so many wonderful images in this book, written in beautiful, evocative prose, that I could go and on. The author has got so much to say about the nature of childhood and of growing up, of friendship and love, yet it is done so subtly and skilfully that the book's profundity never interferes with characterization or plot development but is always perceived as a natural extension of it. I read this book to my 7-year-old son, and I've never seen him so eager for me to read just one more page, one more chapter; he still calls this book one of his absolute favourites. Together with David Wyatt's illustrations, this book is a joy to read and I, for once, have to concur with the Mail on Sunday in calling it "a little masterpiece". This book will enrich your life and you will treasure it forever. ( )
  passion4reading | Aug 7, 2012 |
Maybe I would have liked this one better if I hadn't already read a great Peter Pan adaptation (the Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson). I really tried to like this book, but it was just too unbelievable and felt too forced. ( )
  jfoster_sf | Feb 2, 2011 |
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Geraldine McCaughreanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curry, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hyyppä, SaaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyatt, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 019272620X, Hardcover)

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In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!


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Tony DiTerlizzi on Illustrating the Cover for Peter Pan in Scarlet
I grew up with J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy and later read Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens which was illustrated by the great turn-of-the-century artist, Arthur Rackham. Peter's carefree spirit and nature is what I adored as a child and long for now as an adult. And these are the feelings I tried to convey into my rendition of the boy-who-would-not-grow-up.

In working on an image for the American jacket of this authorized sequel, I went through many designs trying to capture the spirit of the 100-year-old character while making him intriguing to the readers of today. This, of course, is much easier said than done.

Many of us have an idea of what Peter Pan should look like based on stage plays, movies, and the myriad of illustrated books, but in actuality both J. M. Barrie and Geraldine McCaughrean describe very few of his physical features. This opens up a lot of room for visual interpretation for an illustrator, however anything too severe in redesign would lead to confusion of identifying who this iconic and (dare I say) mythic character is. So I tried to breathe some new life into his appearance, but still remain faithful to the Peter Pan we all know and love.

--Tony DiTerlizzi

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In the 1930s, all is not well. Nightmares are leaking out of Neverland. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys go back to Neverland -- with the help of the fairy Fireflyer -- only to discover their worst nightmares coming true! Peter Pan and his friends eventually restore Neverland to rights.… (more)

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