First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 15

I’m going to take a wild guess and say Peter Pan by James M. Barrie.  I haven’t read it in a long long time, but I do still love the story.

In more recent times I have to say that I’ve been more distracted by a particular film adaptation than by the book.  Hook has got to be one of my favourite movies.  With Robin Williams playing a grown up Peter, and the very cool Dante Basco playing arguably the best character in the movie, Rufio, this movie never fails to entertain me.



~storytelling nomad~

11 comments on “First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child

  1. I think my first real memory of a book with chapters that I properly read myself as a child was “William The Bad” by the wonderful Richmal Crompton, swiftly followed by others in the collection (“Just William”, “More William”, etc.). I still have the very battered and (hang head in shame) poorly treated “William The Bad” that I read fifty years ago. I’m also shamefaced that I never went on to read any of her many, many other tales, but in my defence I must claim that I was so in love with the William series that I was blinded to the existence of all her other works for a long, long time. I really should rectify that now!

  2. Hook is not exactly my favorite movie ever, but it was my nephew’s favorite and I spent a college holiday at their house right after it came out on video and it was constantly on in the background. SO…I can quote Hook until the cows come home, though for years I couldn’t figure out what I was even quoting from because I never saw it again after leaving my nephew’s house! Then, I bought the movie for my kids a couple years ago…and suddenly whipped my head around…HEY!!! That’s my quote!!! My favorite: “Kill them…kill them awwll.”

    • That was a good quote. I can even see him saying it!
      I like so many lines from the movie, but one of faves was Peter asking Tinkerbell “Are you related to Mighty Mouse?” Lol

  3. I hope to read the book for the first time before too long, since it is such a classic. Hook was a childhood favorite of mine as well, and even now that I can see more of its flaws, it still is a rousing piece of entertainment. While the dated punk interpretation of the Lost Boys is highly questionable, I agree that Rufio was a very interesting character, and very well played by Dante Brasco.

    What do you think of the 2003 movie? I happened to love it, but apparently not everybody does.

    • You know, I haven’t seen that movie since it first came out in the cinemas, but I remember liking it very much. I have a vague memory of the little girl actress getting on my nerves, but I mustn’t have been too put off because I have since bought the DVD! It was only the other week that I thought I must watch it again, so thanks for reminding me!

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