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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.
Follow the Darling children as they fly away to the Neverland with the captivating Peter Pan, to battle pirates and play make-believe with the lost boys. With a stunning foiled jacket, ribbon marker and beautiful original colour illustrations throughout, this is a book to treasure.
'All children, except one, grow up.' 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. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
A charming retelling of J M Barrie's classic tale about the little boy who refused to grow up, specially adapted by Lesley Young. Bright illustrations by Jenny Press portray Peter's exciting adventures in Never-Never Land with the fairy Tinker Bell and his new friends Wendy, John and Michael. You can meet Tiger Lily, the brave Indian chief, and the villainous pirates commanded by Captain Hook. The lively narrative is carefully worded to appeal to youngsters - perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Little Wendy Darling awakes one night to find Peter Pan in the bedroom she shares with her brothers, John and Michael. Peter is searching for his missing shadow. After Wendy helps Peter to reattach the shadow, he offers to take her and her brothers to the magical realm of Never-Never Land. This is a world inhabited by mermaids, the Lost Boys - children who fell out of their prams when their mothers were not looking - friendly Indians and terrifying pirates. Together, Peter and his pals do battle against the pirates' infamous leader, Captain Hook...
Share this classic character and his quintessential stories about adventure, daring, and cleverness with a whole new generation of adventurers, with Read-Aloud Classic: Peter Pan. Introduce your children to the characters of J. M. Barrie's timeless classic Peter Pan. Join Peter, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, Wendy, and many more in this age-appropriate picture book. Barrie's novel is presented in a way that children will understand and enjoy, and provides a faithful retelling they will recall when they are older and ready for the original text. Peter Pan has been a children's favorite since its original publication, and this edition adapts the classic into a story young children will love. The modern world is bursting at the seams with technological games and distracting screens for kids to occupy themselves with. The Read-Aloud Classics series is the perfect thing to shows them that you can go on incredible adventures without a controller and experience wonderful stories without a touch screen. Best of all, you will create memories as you read the stories together.
Seven Seas is excited to present Peter Pan, an all-new illustrated edition of the beloved story of the boy who never grows up, accompanied by manga-style artwork that will appeal to readers of any age who still believe in magic. Peter Pan is a literary classic, and has been adapted into numerous plays, movies, cartoons, and novels. This new edition reintroduces readers to J. M. Barrie's original novel, Peter Pan, in its entirety, accompanied by delightful black-and-white manga-style illustrations by Kriss Sisson, illustrator of Seven Seas' popular Alice and Oz illustrated books. Look for the second star to the right and it's straight on 'til morning as you follow young Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they're whisked away from their London home to the magical world of Neverland. Their guide, the brash ruler of Neverland, is none other than Peter Pan - the boy who never grows up. With a little fairy dust and a lot of happy thoughts, the Darling children soar through the skies of Neverland as Peter befriends mermaids, plays alongside the Lost Boys, and confronts the pirates led by the vengeful Captain Hook!
When Peter Pan flies into the night nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling, he takes them on the journey - and the adventure - of a lifetime. Mermaids, wolves and Indians weave their spell in the magical Never Never Land - where also lurks the wicked Captain Hook. Relive the wonder and excitement of J.M Barrie's timeless classic in this spectacular, swashbuckling full cast dramatistion, directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs.
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.
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. With illustrations by F. D. Bedford, gorgeously coloured by one of Britain's leading colourists, Barbara Frith, this majestic Macmillan Collector's Library edition brings to life one of the world's favourite tales. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
In addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. This edition is illustrated by Joel Stewart. Alma Books is an independent publisher mainly in the field of contempory fiction and classics. Around 40% of their titles are from English-language originals while the rest are translations from French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and other languages. Alma Books have just launched a series of children's and young-adult titles, and promise a selection of great international authors and new talent. Their launch titles include - Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory FunaroGabriel-Ernest and Other Tales by Saki Madame Tussaud's Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui The Selfish Giant and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde The Complete Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Did you ever wonder how Peter & the Lost Boys got to Neverland? In Oct 15 Warner Bros releases Pan, a movie imagining of Peter, spirited away from an orphanage to the magical Neverland. Visit www.panmovie.com for movie news, downloads and games.
Second to the right, and straight on till morning! Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy, the Lost Boys and the villainous Captain Hook. A swashbuckling children's adventure classic for generations, this edition has beautiful two colour illustrations by beloved illustrator Shirley Hughes. Pan - a new film prequel to Peter Pan - is out summer 2015. Praise for Shirley Hughes: '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
J. M. Barrie's classic children's story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter films. For more than a century, the adventures of Peter Pan-the boy who can fly and never grows up-and Wendy Darling have captured the hearts of generations of readers. In this enchanting illustrated volume, the fantastical world of Neverland and its magical inhabitants, including the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and the beloved Tinker Bell, are brought to life like never before. Peter Pan is packed with a lush array of colorful illustrations and interactive removable features, including a detailed map of Neverland, a croc o'clock with hands you can rotate to tell time, Peter's shadow, and more. Beautiful and captivating, filled with breathtaking artwork, this stunning book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of all ages.
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. `Second to the right ... and then straight on till morning!' Desperate to hear bedtime stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, John and Michael Darling. When Peter asks Wendy to fly with him to Neverland, the Darling children are whisked away to a world of adventure - of daring fairies, wondrous mermaids and The Lost Boys.But there is danger in Neverland too: the villainous Captain Hook is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to take it. Poignant and unforgettable, J. M. Barrie's classic tale is one of the greatest works of children's literature of the last century. Its imaginative scope, tender humour and vivid characters will enchant adults and children alike. Published in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Originally told as a tale by J.M. Barrie to five brothers and first produced as a play in 1904, Peter Pan is the beloved and classic story about the boy who never grows up. Follow the Darling children- Wendy, John, and Michael- as they fly over the rooftops of London to Neverland and have adventures with the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, mermaids, and the dreadful Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Including 12 gorgeous illustrations, this beautiful, vibrant cloth-bound hardcover is unabridged and makes a great addition to every child's library. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.
One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles...
This is a fresh new version of J M Barrie's classic tale about the little boy who refused to grow up, specially adapted by Lesley Young. It provides bright illustrations by Jenny Press portray. Peter's exciting adventures in Never-Never Land with the fairy Tinker Bell and his new friends Wendy, John and Michael. Meet Tiger Lily, the brave Indian chief, and the villainous pirates commanded by Captain Hook. The lively narrative is carefully worded to appeal to youngsters - perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Little Wendy Darling awakes one night to find Peter Pan in the bedroom she shares with her brothers, John and Michael. Peter is searching for his missing shadow. After Wendy helps Peter to reattach his shadow, he offers to take her and her brothers to the magical realm of Never-Never Land. This is a world inhabited by mermaids, the Lost Boys - children who fell out of their prams when their mothers were not looking - friendly Indians and terrifying pirates. Together, Peter and his pals do battle against the pirates' infamous leader, Captain Hook...
This beautiful hardback Ladybird Classic edition of Peter Pan by Sir J. M. Barrie is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic Neverland story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of the story including Peter's ongoing feud with Captain Hook, his adventures with Wendy, John and Michael as well as the friendship between the Lost Boys. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring this classic tale to life. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Classics series include Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty, Gulliver's Travels, The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Treasure Island.
From stage to page and age to age, Peter Pan has flown into the lives of children and adults since 1904. The timeless tale of the Darling children's adventures into Neverland is one of wonder and pure imagination that Costa captivates beautifully with full-colour illustrations. Generation after generation pass on to each other the gift of great storytelling. The story of Peter Pan is one of those enchanting presents you will always remember receiving.
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 . . .
The magical idea of never growing up lies at the heart of the story of Peter Pan. When Peter Pan flies in at the bed room window of the three Darling children one starry night he leads them off flying over rooftops and, to the cry “Second to the right and straight on till morning”, off to Neverland. Here they meet the Lost Boys, the mermaids, the cheeky Tinkerball and, above all, the deadly captain Hook and his pirates. Adventure follows adventure before the three darling children are returned safely home and back to bed. But they never forget Peter Pan and nor will readers who will also love the magic he leads them to. This edition comes with a superb introduction by Tony Diterlizzi who tells us how he came to love this story and why it remains such a timeless children and adults' classic today. In this terrific pocket size Puffin edition there’s lots of additional material at the end of the book including an author profile, a guide to who’s who plus many activities beyond the book.
This is the complete and unabridged original text from J M Barrie, complete with a stunning new cover and black and white chapter heads, the perfect companion to its sequel by Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Together, they are books to treasure forever. Also available in Hardback.
This is the complete and unabridged original text from J M Barrie, complete with a stunning new cover and black and white chapter heads, the perfect companion to its sequel by Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Together, they are books to treasure forever. Also available in paperback.
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.
The night that Peter Pan flies into the Darling children's nursery is the night that magic flies into their lives. It's the night that Wendy and her brothers follow Peter out of the window and soar through the sky to Neverland. It's the night that they discover a world of mermaids, fairies, and pirates, of lost boys, and of the terrible Captain Hook. It's the night the adventure begins...Step into Neverland with this magical, timeless classic.
Wonderfully lavish this substantial hardback edition is a perfect gift at any time of the year. The memorable J M Barrie story is beautifully complemented by lots of full bleed illustrations by the immensely talented Robert Ingpen. Robert is also responsible for a number of other lavish productions of classics incuding Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol. Click here to view them all.
This is a delightful edition of one of the greatest children's stories ever written. When Peter Pan flies through the window of a nursery one evening, he entices Wendy, Michael and John to follow him to the magical island of Neverland. They soon learn how to fly and encounter the Lost Boys, mermaids and fairies. But the children soon learn that Neverland has very real dangers too - not least of all a band of blood-thirsty pirates lead by the notorious villain, Captain Hook.
Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie's famous play, is novel filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children-Wendy, John, and Michael-who fly off with Peter Pan to Never Never Land, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Now their amazing adventures have been brought to life by the magical brush of Michael Hague. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book.
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.
The magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael. He teaches them to fly, then takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land, where they find Red Indians, wolves, Mermaids and... Pirates. The leader of the pirates is the sinister Captain Hook. His hand was bitten off by a crocodile, who, as Captain Hook explains 'liked me arm so much that he has followed me ever since, licking his lips for the rest of me'. After lots of adventures, the story reaches its exciting climax as Peter, Wendy and the children do battle with Captain Hook and his band. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is the magical tale that first introduces Peter Pan, the little boy who never grows any older. He escapes his human form and flies to Kensington Gardens, where all his happy memories are, and meets the fairies, the thrushes, and Old Caw the crow. The fairies think he is too human to be allowed to stay in after Lock-out time, so he flies off to an island which divides the Gardens from the more grown-up Hyde Park - Peter's adventures, and how he eventually meets Mamie and the goat, are delightfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
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