Michael Foreman's Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
  

Michael Foreman's Peter Pan and Wendy

Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Part of the Children's Illustrated Classics Series

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Michael Foreman’s bright and beautiful illustrations vibrantly bring all the magical fun and adventure of Peter Pan’s world to life. His story and that of the Darling children has thrilled and delighted children for generations.

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Michael Foreman's Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

When Peter Pan flies through the Darling's nursery window, Wendy, Michael and John begin their amazing adventures to Never Never Land. There they meet unforgettable magical characters including the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and the cruel Captain Hook. J.M. Barrie's enchanting story of the boy who wouldn't grow up has thrilled generations of young readers. Peter Pan and Wendy contains all of the elements that appeal to the imaginations of young readers - high adventure, children who can fly, pirates and fairies with magical powers. This lavish edition is the perfect gift book for any child who loves an adventure.

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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Book Info

Format

Board book
160 pages

Author

J.M. Barrie
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Publisher

Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

19th October 2009

ISBN

9781843651369

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