The Child Thief
Books | Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief—a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painting a Neverland that, like Maguire’s Oz, is darker, richer, more complex than innocent world J.M. Barrie originally conceived. An ingeniously executed literary feat, illustrated with Brom’s sumptuous artwork, The Child Thief is contemporary fantasy at its finest—casting Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, even Captain Hook and his crew in a breathtaking new light.
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"Brom builds a creative world where we discover Peter and the lost boys’ true intentions in Neverland. Complex characters and beautiful backstories take us on an adventure you don’t expect. Unfortunately the ending feels rushed, but don’t let that discourage you from enjoying this unexpected journey."
"I really really liked the premise, as I am a pretty obsessed with Peter Pan folklore and agree with the author that Pan is a dark character. However, the execution of this dragged on with over-the-top violence and fake kid "street talk" that I started to feel like I was reading fanfiction."
"This is one of my all time favorite books. A dark and twisted retelling of Peter Pan, this one I could reread several times and never tire of it. It's masterfully written, and my first recommendation to anyone who asks for a good read. This book will pull you in and consume you, definitely recommend starting on a weekend when you have time. Unless you're okay with working with little to no sleep."
"Best book I’ve ever read !"
"A dark retelling of Peter Pan, this book is beautifully written and is violent and fantastical. I highly recommend "