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Children's LiteratureThis classic was first performed on stage in 1904 and reissued in novel form in 1911. Even today, or especially, it has never been better! Put away the Disney version (sadly, the only one that many children associate with Peter Pan), and settle in for a rich and wonderful ride with the only child who will never grow up! Visually mesmerizing, the illustrations in this newly released version will captivate even the most skeptical reader. The watercolor and pen drawings invite the reader to participate in flying over Neverland with Peter, Wendy, John and Michael, to sleep head to toe with the Lost Boys, to hear Captain Hook's body rushing down to the water (actually, to the waiting crocodile). A short yet incredibly fact filled foreword is written by one of Barrie's closest surviving relatives. Barrie never had children, a fact that had nothing to do with the countless children he continues to touch with his work. This book would make a cherished addition to any library. Highly recommended. 2004, Orchard Books/Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.
—Cindy L. Carolan