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Puffin Classics : Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie

Puffin Classics : Peter Pan

Paperback

Published: August 2008
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Do you believe in fairies? One night Peter Pan flies into the home of the Darling children, and so begins a magical adventure with Peter, the fairy Tinker Bell, the lovely Wendy, and the evil Captain Hook.

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...

James Matthew Barrie lived from 1860 to 1937. He was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver. He adored his mother, Margaret Ogilvie - it was the Scottish fashion in those days for wives to keep their maiden names - and, although the family were quite poor she made sure that he was educated. In 1885 Barrie moved to London to follow a literary career.

He first wrote short stories and later successful plays which made him rich and famous. He was very nervous when he gave Peter Pan to his theatrical manager because it was a child's fantasy, the first and only time he had ever written especially for children. But Peter Pan with its flying and theatrical devices was a huge success and continues to be performed today. In 1911 James Barrie turned his play into a novel, one of the most thrilling and magical of all the great adventures that have been written for children.

With an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Tony DiTerlizzi

ISBN: 9780141322575
ISBN-10: 0141322578
Series: Puffin Classics (Paperback)
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: August 2008
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 13.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1