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The combined work of the book's eighteen contributors...exemplifies not only how this children's classic continues to fascinate young readers, but why Peter Pan is also a surprisingly―often shockingly―adult story. (English Literature In Transition, Vol. 50, No. 2 (2007))
This collection of essays featuring contributions by young, mostly American scholars marks the centenary of the first publication of the play Peter Pan (1904). (Bookbird, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2007)
This new centenary collection provides appropriately rich and protean responses to its subject, the most fruitful of them investigating the textual, narrative, and linguistic challenges presented by the many-faceted and multiple versions of Peter Pan. Donna White and Anita Tarr deserve our thanks for compiling an exemplary collection of essays....Peter Pan in and out of Time exhibits the richness and variety that can come with maturity, in this case, critical maturity. At the same time that this essay collection provides a fitting tribute to the durability of the Peter Pan mythos and the complex of desires and fears it encodes, it also provides entertaining, incisive, and useful ways of understanding this complex of texts. (Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2007))
...a seminal collection that adds to the growing scholarship on children's literature and attests to the popularity of and growing interest in literature for children. It is a work that is informed by scholarship and research of which only experts are capable; but is addressed to all...the book is a great accomplishment and deserves praise. (H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online)
...academic readers will find this book useful. (Literary Criticism)