There are books that we have only read during our childhood but that we will always remember fondly. Nevertheless, children’s books can also be appealing to read for the first time during adulthood, when we need to return to a world full of fantasy and hopefulness. I took a walk down memory lane and chose some of my favourite children’s books, although I have read some of them for the first time in more recent years.
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
This is one of the children’s books that I’ve only read as an adult. It tells the story of Peter Pan, a boy from Neverland who doesn’t want to grow up, and Wendy, who assumes the role of the grown-up, despite being also a child. It is a tale full of adventure that focuses on the differences between childhood and adulthood.
Tales of Hans Christian Andresen by Hans Christian Andresen
I read some of Hans Christian Andresen’s fairy tales for the first time last year. I was acquainted with several of the stories thanks to Disney adaptations, but the originals are far darker. I still haven’t overcome the sadness I felt while reading The Little Mermaid. I own the Walker Illustrated Classic edition which features beautiful drawings by Joel Stewart. Continue reading