Children's Classics: <br /> Peter Pan and Wendy

Children's Classics:
Peter Pan and Wendy

J. M. Barrie
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen

Publication: Published
Illustrations: Approx. 70 (colour and b&w)
Price: £14.99
Extent: 216pp
Format: 235 x 195mm
Binding: Hardback
Territory: UK (Templar), Australia/NZ (Walker Books), US (Sterling), Canada (Raincoast Publishing), China (Jieli), Denmark (Carlsen), Germany (Knesebeck), Greece (Patakis), Poland (Buchmann), Russia (Atticus), Spain (Blume), Sweden (Forma)
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  • Complete and unabridged text
  • Over 70 original illustrations by renowned artist Robert Ingpen
  • Produced in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

The roots of the character Peter Pan lie with the tragic death of author J. M. Barrie's brother David at the age of only 14; the boys' mother consoled herself with the thought that David would remain a boy forever, and would never grow old. Although Barrie loved children he never had any of his own; this void in his life was filled when his friends Arthur and Sylvia Llewellyn Davies died and he was appointed legal guardian to their five sons, from whom Peter Pan had been made, in Barrie's words, by 'rubbing the five of you violently together, as savages with two sticks produce a flame.' Peter Pan was first performed on 27 December 1904 at the Duke of York Theatre in London and was a huge success. In 1929 the author donated all the rights to the play and the novel to Great Ormond Street Hospital, with which he had enjoyed a long association.

The classic tale of the boy who would not grow up has retained its popularity since Barrie's death in 1937. Now, to celebrate the centenary of the first public performance of Peter Pan, this wonderful story is brought to life in a magnificent new edition, produced in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning Australian artist Robert Ingpen, this centenary edition breathes new life into the most famous modern fairy tale of all, and readers will be captivated once more by the adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy in the Neverland, together with the Lost Boys, the mischievous fairy Tinker Bell and the notorious Captain Hook.

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