Mabel Lucie Attwell's Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
  

Mabel Lucie Attwell's Peter Pan and Wendy

Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell

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Mabel Lucie Attwell was one of the best-loved children’s illustrators of the last century and J. M. Barrie himself requested that she illustrate Peter Pan. For many adults her versions of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys will be the most familiar, remembered from their own childhoods, and her illustrations catch both the cosy safety of the nursery, and the dreamy magic of Neverland. Colour plates and line drawings are both full of life and expression and she gives Peter and Wendy a clear childlike innocence . This handsome edition will make a lovely Christmas gift. ~ Andrea Reece

Both this edition of Peter Pan and Wendy and Alice in Wonderland are introduced by Webster Wickham, great-grandson of Mabel Lucie Attwell.

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Mabel Lucie Attwell's Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a tale that never gets old. It follows the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, who befriend the magical Peter and are whisked away to Neverland, where the villainous Captain Hook and the brave Lost Boys await.

Mabel Lucie Attwell's gentle illustrations and distinctive style have been the nursery staple of generations of children. Her illustrated edition of May Byron's abridged Peter Pan and Wendy was first published in 1921. Macmillan are proud to return Mabel Lucie Attwell's interpretation to print in a beautiful hardback gift edition, featuring original full colour plates and line artwork.

Mabel Lucie Attwell’s iconic illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll and J. M. Barrie’s classic novels return to print as beautiful new gift hardbacks. Featuring full colour illustrations and end papers and ribbon markers these are collectors’ editions to be treasured.

To watch a wonderful 1921 film from the British Pathe archive of Mabel Lucie Attwell at work in her garden please visit: www.britishpathe.com/video/celebrities-at-home-miss-mabel-lucie-attwell

About the Author

J.M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He was the ninth child and third son of David and Margaret ( Ogilvy ) Barrie. His father was a handloom weaver.
Barrie attended Glasgow Academy, Forfar Academy and Dumfries Academy. In 1887he enrolled in Edinburgh University, where he graduated in four years with a master's degree. He worked as a journalist for the Nottingham Journal before moving to London in 1885 to freelance.
When Barrie was six years old his older brother David died. Barrie set himself to console his mother, and later attributed this as his start down the road to becoming an author.
In 1894 he married the actress Mary Ansell. The marriage was childless and ended in divorce in 1909. However, he was friends with Arthur and Sylvia Llewellyn Davies, and when they died, became the legal guardian to their five sons: Peter, John, Michael, Nicholas and Arthur.
In later life, Barrie was struck by writer's cramp, and being ambidextrous, switched hands. He mentions in several places that what he wrote with his left hand had an altogether eerier quality than the more rational right.
Barrie died on 19th June 1937. His grave is in Kirriemuir cemetery, and his birthplace at 4, Brechin Road is maintained as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Format

Hardback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

J.M. Barrie
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781509830343

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