|My new favorite Peter Pan|
illustrated by MinaLima
POST UPDATE: As my old favorite, the Scott Gustafson illustrated version of Peter Pan is no longer available - I am now recommending the MinaLima illustrated version of Peter Pan, due to its inclusion of interactive elements that are certain to fascinate any young reader!
Last week a delightful letter arrived in my mailbox.
Sandra - a charming reader of this blog - had a question.
After reading my review of an enchanting illustrated version of the original Pinocchio, Sandra said she wanted to find more smashing illustrated classics for kids.
Roberto Innocenti's illustrated Pinocchio had impressed her. But she had a new wish. Let me quote part of her e-letter:
"Now, if fate would smile on me once more and point me in the direction of another great classic, Peter Pan. You saved me with Pinocchio. Do you by chance have a recommendation for a great Peter Pan edition?
The good news - several months ago I bought a great illustrated Peter Pan that I love.In fact it was more than half a year ago - I just looked it up!
Sandra - let me thank you for the great question! I had a great time writing this post.
But, let's not lose more time... lets start our quest for Read Aloud Dad's top illustrated version of Peter Pan! Read on!
Gustafson's Peter Pan
Chances are some readers did not read my best illustrated version of Pinocchio review, so let me briefly repeat what is the object of today's treasure hunt:
Our ideal Peter Pan would have to be:
2. Unabridged (Not a synthesized, easy reader, learn-to-read, edited or watered-down version).
3. Illustrated - nicely if possible!
4. A big enough "read-aloud edition" (not a pocket book)
5. The illustrations, layout, fonts, covers and presentation must capture our imagination after we leaf through the book in a store or library or online.
|Peter Pan 100th Anniversary Edition (ill. Michael Hague)|