(wendy, sewing peter's shadow back onto him. source)
I think it's my second time reading this well known story. I was about 8 years old when I first read Peter Pan. My dad would frequently go to the library near his office and bring home classics for me to read. And even though I didn't understand most of the big words, I devoured each of those books. The only one I remember not being able to get into was Treasure Island.
(flying to neverland. source)
I think that Tinker Bell has always been my favorite character from Peter Pan. She doesn't play a huge role, but she is amusing and interesting. It was because of her that I went to my dad (again, at age 8) and asked, "Dad, what is an ass?" That question stopped him dead in his tracks! He wanted to know where I heard that word, of course. I pointed out to him where Tinker Bell calls Peter Pan a "silly ass." Dad looked at it for a bit. Then told me it's not a nice word and that we don't use it. Well, I'm pretty sure I never have. :)
(sick tinker bell, after drinking peter's poisoned medicine. source)
I just read today that Tinker Bell was "slightly inclined to be embonpoint." Haha! It's fun to learn the meaning of new words. Something I never knew about this famous fairy. It seems like it's going to be a much shorter read than I remember it being. There is so much more to the book than is in any of the movies or play. I know it's a children's story, but if you haven't read Peter Pan yet (or in a while), I highly recommend it.
(pan & hook fighting. source)