This Little Golden Book, based on the 1953 Disney movie (14th in Disney's animated classic series), really does a nice job in condensing the film into 24 pages and doesn't miss much while doing it! All of the characters I remember from my childhood - Wendy, John, Michael, Mr. & Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and her pixie dust, and all of the Neverland occupants... Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily, and of course, that persistent croc is still ticking away! Mom took two of my younger sisters and I to see a re-release of this film when I was 8 years old, and while I think some of the scenes were a bit overwhelming for my sisters, I loved every moment and came home imagining I was Wendy! And that's what the beauty of the Peter Pan story is at its core... a celebration of a child's imagination. My grandson really enjoyed hearing this story for the first time last year when I read it to him as he munched on his lunch, and that's another great thing about these books... long enough to give a good flavor of the story, but short enough to read in a limited space of time. The illustrations are vivid and really capture a youngster's imagination!