Peter Pan and Wendy
By (author) J. M. Barrie; Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell
This edition of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy was originally retold by May Byron for little people, with the approval of the author. It 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 the 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 is proud to return Mabel Lucie Attwell’s interpretation to print.With a beautiful foiled cover, this edition features black-and-white line illustrations and makes the perfect gift for children, and adults who refuse to grow up.
J. M. Barrie
J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) was fascinated by stories of his mother’s life. He was determined to write, and worked on the Nottingham Journal after graduating from Edinburgh University. In 1885 he successfully sold the Auld Licht Idylls, which were based on his mother’s tales. By the time Peter Pan opened on the London stage in 1904, Barrie had written more than thirty novels and plays, such as Quality Street and The Admirable Crichton. He was created a baronet in 1913 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1922.Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) was a much loved British illustrator whose artwork holds a unique appeal to both children and adults. A huge commercial success during her lifetime, her illustrations are familiar from stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Wendy and The Water-Babies, each recognized and loved as nursery classics around the world.