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A new collection of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan stories-from his first appearance in The Little White Bird to the final version of the Peter Pan play we know today.
This beautiful HarperCollins Children's Classics edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is the perfect addition to any bookshelf.One night, the mythical Peter Pan appears in the nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling and an extraordinary adventure begins.With a sprinkle of Tinker Bell's fairy dust, Peter teaches the three children to fly and whisks them away to Neverland. There they embark on daring adventures with mermaids, fairies, lost boys - and the vengeful pirate Captain Hook.Since his creation, J. M. Barrie's boy who wouldn't grow up has become a cultural icon, and this witty, imaginative story full of mischief, magic and bravery is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time.Complete your library with HarperCollins Children's Classics.
This beautiful Ladybird Classic ebook 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.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J. M. Barrie, Peter PanJoin Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and a cast of other familiar characters on a fantastical journey in the Word Cloud Classics Peter Pan. Included in this volume are the famous novelPeter and Wendy (1911)about the boy who never grew up and his adventures in Neverland, as well as a lesser-known prequel entitled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), which tells the story of Pans early years in London. This lively volume weaves a tale that is universally relatable and wildly popular for adults and children alike.
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 Never-Land, 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.
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.
"Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."-Mark Twain
Four-level graded readers series, perfect for reading practice and language skills development at upper-primary and lower-secondary levels.
Peter Pan is a mischievous boy who decided he would never grow up. When he convinces Wendy Darling and her brothers to fly away with him, they travel to the island of Neverland in an enchanted world where adventures await around every corner. But when nefarious pirate Captain Hook captures Wendy and the boys, will Peter and the fairy Tinker Bell be able to save them? First published in 1911 with illustrations by F. D. Bedford, this is an unabridged version of Scottish author and playwright J. M. Barrie's iconic fantasy for children-and children at heart.
The Admirable Crichton is a comic stage play written in 1902 by J. M. Barrie. Barrie took the title from the sobriquet of a fellow Scot, the polymath James Crichton, a 16th-century genius and athlete. The epigram-loving Ernest is probably a caricature of the title character in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The plot may derive from Robinson's Eiland, an 1896 German play by Ludwig Fulda. In this, "e;a satire upon modern super-cultur in its relation to primal nature"e;, a group of Berlin officials (including a capitalist, a professor and a journalist) are shipwrecked on an island, where a secretary, Arnold, becomes the natural leader of the group.
All children, except one, grow up. Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. Barrie's original version is also witty, sophisticated, and delightfully odd. The Darling children, Wendy, John, and Michael, live a very proper middle-class life in Edwardian London, but they also happen to have a Newfoundland for a nurse. The text is full of such throwaway gems as "e;Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter Pan when she was tidying up her children's minds,"e; and is peppered with deliberately obscure vocabulary including "e;embonpoint,"e; "e;quietus,"e; and "e;pluperfect."e; Lest we forget, it was written in 1904, a relatively innocent age in which a plot about abducted children must have seemed more safely fanciful. Also, perhaps, it was an age that expected more of its children's books, for Peter Pan has a suppleness, lightness, and intelligence that are "e;literary"e; in the best sense. (Amazon)
'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, is one of the immortals of children's literature. J. M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living in secret with the birds and fairies in the middle of London, but as the children for whom he invented the stories grew older, so too did Peter, reappearing in Neverland, where he was aided in his epic battles with Red Indians and pirates by the motherly and resourceful Wendy Darling. Peter Pan has become a cultural icon and symbol for escapism and innocence, remaining popular with both children and adults. In this collected edition, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst brings together five of the main versions of the Peter Pan story, from Peter Pan's first appearance in The Little White Bird, to his novelisation of the story, the stage version, and unrealised silent film script. This edition contains a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, original illustrations, and appendices that include Barrie's coda to the play that was only performed once.