Peter Pan

Author: J. M. Barrie
Homepage 9781481426053

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $29.99(AUD)
  • : 9781481426053
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • : 0.726
  • : October 2014
  • : 234mm X 183mm X 25mm
  • : 29.99
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  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : Hardback
  • : Trina Schart Hyman
  • : 208
  • : illustrations
Barcode 9781481426053
9781481426053

Description

Take flight to Neverland with this sumptuously illustrated, finely crafted keepsake edition of Peter Pan's, Wendy's, and of course, Tinkerbell's adventure that inspired the beloved Disney film and countless Captain Hook movies. ""All children, except one, grow up."" And so begins the story of one of the most cherished characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. In J.M. Barrie's classic unabridged tale, the lives of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling change forever the night that Peter Pan and Tinkerbell the fairy fly into the Darling home looking for Peter's shadow. Once he teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, imaginations and adventures unfurl. This collectible edition includes a soft-touch cover, gold foiling, and dreamy artwork from Caldecott winner Trina Schart Hyman, whose illustrations are as mischievous, ethereal, and playful as Peter Pan himself.

Author description

James M. Barrie was born in 1860, the ninth of ten children of hard-working parents in Scotland's jute-weaving industry. Fascinated by stories of her own life told him by his mother, he was determined to write, finding work on the "Nottingham Journal" after graduating from Edinburgh University. In 1885, he moved to London as a freelance writer and successfully sold the "Auld Licht Idylls," a volume based on his mother's tales. By the time "Peter Pan" opened on the London stage in 1904, Barrie had written more than thirty novels and plays, many autobiographical, and several of them major hits such as "The Little Minister, Quality Street" and "The Admirable Crichton." Knighted and awarded the Order of Merit, he continued writing into old age. He died in 1937.