Peter Pan and Wendy (illus Shirley Hughes) by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy (illus Shirley Hughes)

Written by J.M. Barrie
Part of the Children's Classics and Modern Classics Series

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It was with great delight that we heard that one of the country’s best known illustrators had decided to put pen to paper alongside a retold edition of Peter Pan, for a younger audience – abridged with the permission of the author. Shirley Hughes has brought the words to life for a younger audience with the help of her stunning classic pen and ink illustrations. This is an absolute must for any child’s bedroom bookshelf from 6 or 7 upwards to share at bedtime with parents and to read alone long into the night.


Peter Pan and Wendy (illus Shirley Hughes) by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan is one of the best loved characters in children's literature - the boy who never grew up. This gift book presents his tale.


A remarkable artist and author whose picture books should be on every child's shelf. The Times Shirley Hughes is the doyenne of the picture book world. TES Christmas is the time for beautiful new editions of classics. With evident delight, Shirley Hughes has reillustrated Peter Pan and Wendy. With her dark-haired Wendy, elfin, androgynous Peter and menacing Hook, Hughes reminds us how much black and white drawings can enhance a story The Sunday Times It combines the magic of dreams and the stuff of nightmares making it perfect bedtime reading!... a splendid present... Carousel delightful line drawings... This book is an exuberance of delight. School Librarian In this edition, the magic story is accompanied by the equally classic drawings of award winning and much loved illustrator Shilrey Hughes. Books for Keeps Shirley Hughes

's Edwardian origins while the conversational, personal narrative makes this a perfect family book to read aloud over the holidays. Cork Evening Echo'

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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144 pages


J.M. Barrie
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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

6th September 2007




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