The Child Thief - Brom

The Child Thief

By Brom

  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 139 Ratings)


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.


  • The Child Thief

    By Peter & Nick
    A thoroughly engaging new rendition of the tale of Peter Pan. The story is very mature and filled with descriptive detail. The main characters are well developed and don't seem one dimensional. Probably the first book I finished reading in less than 15 days time. An awesome read.
  • Breathtaking

    By Shannon_Doodle
    This book was amazing, however this is not a book you start when u have a busy schedule because it will make you put everything else on hold. He is an amazing artist and the storyline is addicting. I love when authors take a childhood story and put a dark twist with a little reality to it.
  • Your new favorite book

    By Onceupo
    This book takes you from the opening page and doesn't let go even after it's over.
  • Pretty awesome

    By iamkrash
    I'm addicted to disturbing twists on classic fairy tales, and this one was really good. However the ending seemed to just kinda stop and I was left wanting more... closure?... I suppose.
  • This is not for the faint of heart

    By Princess CrankyPants
    This book is incredible! Brom does an amazing job creating his own version of Barrie's Peter Pan. However, this Pan is vastly different than Disney's version and if you are hoping for anything remotely similar, you're in for a shock. This book is brilliant and Brom is a masterful story teller.
  • Buy it!

    By rt;3
    Thoroughly enjoyable very dark and complex retelling of the Peter Pan tale. Really impressive. You will love this book!
  • Great until it makes you want to kill yourself

    By Ayo2396
    Excellent book. The ending makes you feel cheated somehow, though.
  • The Child Thief

    By Missidoll
    I had a difficult time putting this book down. I found myself wishing I were young again so I too could enter Peter's world of magic and fight to preserve the "Lady" and her tree. Brom gave his characters and lands such great descriptions and brought them to life so completely that the reader finds it easy to be transported and amongst them without even realizing until you are already had. I found myself thinking about this story even after I was in bed at night, and still even after I have read yet another book! I know I will read this book again and again. i would recommend this book to someone looking for an adventure that sweeps you away! A most excellent work!
  • The Child Thief

    By David Kurylowicz
    I actually downloaded a sample of the book and didn't intend to read much further than that. But once I started, I found myself reading more and more. The book captured my attention and I craved more. Excellent book, I highly recommend it!
  • GREAT BOOK. Loved it.

    By HMullings
    I loved this take on Peter Pan. I didn't want to put the book down. All I have to say is this is not a book you read before bed. Because you will never get any sleep. There were many nights I didn't sleep because I was to deep into the book. I LOVED IT.