Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan

by Comden, Betty.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea COMDEN Betty
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E COM
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
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Lyrics from two beloved songs from Peter Pan are transformed into a magical picture book sure to enchant the musical's legions of new and returning fans. Acclaimed songwriters Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Carolyn Leigh knew a thing or two about crafting songs that touch hearts and imaginations and endure for generations. They hit one of their many pinnacles with this pair of lovely odes to "a place where dreams are born" and the joys of flying--whether over a sleeping city or inside one's very own bedroom.

The Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Newman, wife of the late Adolph Green, contributes a personal introduction to the songs. With this and luminous illustrations, including a lavish gatefold of the "flying" scene, this is an extraordinary book to give, to cherish, to share.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Is a truncated Peter Pan better than none at all? Bates's (Minette's Feast) gossamer watercolors give this version of Barrie's story, told primarily through the lyrics of two songs from the 1954 musical, an immediacy and dreamy wildness. Peter is unmistakably feral-he's naked to the waist-while Tinker Bell, although never mentioned directly, is a spitball of jealous fury. Today's overscheduled children should find the lyrics as seductive and heart-tugging as did their parents and grandparents: "I have a place where dreams are born,/ And time is never planned./ It's not on any chart,/ You must find it with your heart./ Never Never Land" (audio of both songs is available on the publisher's Web site). But because this book starts with Peter flying into the nursery and ends with the arrival of the children on the magical island, both its essential framing device (no Nana! No battling Darlings!) and two thirds of the action (no crocodile! No Captain Hook!) are missing. Readers even remotely familiar with the story may feel cheated-or simply reach for the Disney DVD instead. Ages 4-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Peter Pan -- (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction.
Never-Never Land (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Picture books for children.
Publisher Maplewood, NJ :Blue Apple Books,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Peter Pan.
Contributors Green, Adolph.
Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983.
Bates, Amy June.
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Peter Pan.
Language English
Notes Includes fold-out pages.
Description 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781609052492
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