Peter Pan & Wendy (Picture Hardback): Abridged Edition for Younger Readers
By (author) Sir J. M. Barrie
“Then Peter knew that there was not a moment to lose. `Come,’ he criedimperiously, and soared out at once into the night, followed by Johnand Michael and Wendy.”When Peter Pan flies in through the Darling children’s nursery window in search of his shadow, the scene is set for a wonderful tale of adventure and excitement that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a century.Leaving their nursery far behind, Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to the Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. With its daring escapades and epic battles, Peter Pan and Wendy captures the spirit of childhood and has become one of the best-loved children’s books of all time.
Sir J. M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie was born the ninth of ten children in 1860. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1882, he started working as a journalist. Three years later, he moved to London and was soon writing best-selling stories, novels, and plays. Barrie had no children of his own, but he befriended the five young Llewellyn Davies boys who he had met in London’s Kensington Gardens. He later became their guardian and theyinspired many of the characters and adventures that appeared in his stories. Barrie’s most enduring work, Peter Pan, was first written as a play and performed in London in 1904.Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia, and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia.