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Peter Pan (Penguin Popular Classics) Paperback – 26 Jan 1995
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It was Friday night. Mr and Mrs Darling were dining out. Nana had been tied up in the backyard. The poor dog was barking, for she could smell danger. And she was right - this was the night that Peter Pan would take the Darling children on the most breath-taking adventure of their lives, to a place called Neverland, a strange country where the lost boys live and never grow up, a land with mermaids, fairies and pirates - and of course the terrible, evil, Captain Hook. Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best-loved stories for children, an unforgettable, magical fantasy which has been enjoyed by generations.
About the Author
James Matthew Barrie was born in 160 near Dundee in Scotland. He was the son of a weaver. He was educated at Glasgow Academy, Dumfries Academy and Edinburgh University. After working as a journalist in Nottingham he went to London and wrote for various newspapers and journals there. Between 1891 and 1902 Barrie published several successful novels and plays. PETER PAN, his greatest work, was first performed as a play in 1904. Although the original idea for PETER PAN appeared in an earlier adult novel, THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD, the full 'story' version for children was not set down on paper until 1911. J. M. Barrie died in 1937.
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I only ever thought there was one Peter Pan story ie. Disneys, but found the book has within its pages several versions of the classic tale with Disney's only being one of them.
Hidden amongst the pages are treats for the imagination in the form of little fold out maps, pull tabs and picture wheels not to mention the old school library card within the first few pages.
This would make a great bedtime story book, it looks great on the shelf and I can only see it go up in value over the years to come.
Of course quite a bit of detail is lost as is the writing style, but we could not manage the full version, it was too intricated for my child. This one was perfect to understand the story.
Nice thick paper, drawings all very detailed. It feels like you've got this hidden gem when you hold it.
Really adds to the adventurous fantasy feel of the story.
We're looking forward buying more classic stories from this series.
Can't wait to dive into these with our children