Leo the Librarian Cat 🐈 wants to read with you!
Join Leo (and the rest of the library staff) for an online Book Club while we read Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie!
Each week we will talk about the book with some fun facts, trivia and discussion questions!
Unlimited copies are available for you to download on OverDrive and read along with us!
April 8 -
Leo wanted to share some fun facts with you about Peter Pan! Watch for another video installment of our book club Thursday afternoon! - Leo the Librarian Cat (& Michele)
▪️ Peter Pan is 118 years old!
▪️ Peter Pan first appeared in J.M. (James Matthew) Barrie’s book “The Little White Bird” in 1902.
▪️ The character of Peter appeared in only 6 chapters of the adult novel.
▪️ “Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” was adapted into a popular London stage production in 1904.
▪️ The success of the play led the book’s publisher to expand on Peter’s character in “Peter Pan in Kensington Garden”; a children’s novel released in 1906.
April 15 -
Peter Pan has led to a prolific cultural influence since it’s 1902 appearance.
Five major motion pictures have been made retelling the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
There is also a movie (Finding Neverland) based on J.M. Barrie’s relationship with the family that inspired the character of Peter Pan.
A simple IMDB.COM search yields 200 listings of movies, TV specials, TV movies, a mini-series, short films, TV episodes and even video games, all inspired by Peter Pan.
April 22 -
1953 Walt Disney’s Peter Pan Trivia!
▪️ Walt Disney starred as Peter Pan in a high school play.
▪️ Peter Pan was intended to be the 2nd animated film from the Disney studios as a follow up to the successful Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
▪️ There are at least two “hidden Mickey’s” in the film. One is a cluster of trees in front of the Darling’s house in London. The second can be seen behind Captain Hook’s chair when he gets sick.
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