The boy who wouldn't grow up, Peter Pan has the power of flight and lives on a magical island. But he is fascinated by Mary Darling's bedtime stories for her children and makes covert night-time visits to their Bloomsbury home. One evening he loses his shadow, and after Mary's daughter Wendy helps him reattach it, he invites her to fly away with him on an extraordinary adventure.
In addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, which tells the familiar adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland and popularized the characters of Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, in which Peter Pan is a seven-day-old infant who consorts with birds and fairies and travels down the Serpentine in a thrush's nest.
This new illustrated The Complete Peter Pan by J M Barrie and illustrated by Joel Stewart was published by Alma Classics on 15 October 2015.
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I expect that most of us are familiar with the story of Peter Pan, I know that I discovered the Disney version way before I actually read the book! I'm not a huge classics reader, but I do love some of the children's classics and Peter Pan is a favourite. This newly published edition is just beautiful and has the added bonus of stories that I'd not come across before. We find the tiny baby Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, it's really lovely to read and sets the background for the more famous story in Neverland.
This lovely book would make a fabulous Christmas present and also has extra information for young readers, as well as the stage version.
About the illustrator: Prize-winning illustrator Joel Stewart is known internationally for his Dexley Bexley picture books. He has also illustrated the words of Julia Donaldson, Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Rosen among others. He is the creator/director of the hit children's animation series The Adventures of Abney and Teal as well as being a musician, collecting and playing increasingly odd instruments.
Visit his blog www.joel-stewart.blogspot.co.uk
J M Barrie (1860 - 1937) was a prolific Scottish playwright and novelist who is now best remembered for his play Peter Pan and its spin-off novel Peter and Wendy
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One Paperback copy of The Complete Peter Pan