Michael Foreman's Peter Pan and Wendy

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Michael Foreman's iconic illustrations bring this story of belief in magic and childhood adventure to life
 
When Peter Pan flies through the Darlings' nursery window, Wendy, Michael, and John begin their amazing adventures to Never Never Land. There they meet unforgettable magical characters, including the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and the cruel Captain Hook. J. M. Barrie's enchanting story of the boy who wouldn't grow up has thrilled ...

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Overview

Michael Foreman's iconic illustrations bring this story of belief in magic and childhood adventure to life
 
When Peter Pan flies through the Darlings' nursery window, Wendy, Michael, and John begin their amazing adventures to Never Never Land. There they meet unforgettable magical characters, including the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and the cruel Captain Hook. J. M. Barrie's enchanting story of the boy who wouldn't grow up has thrilled generations of young readers. Containing all of the elements that appeal to the imaginations of young readers—high adventure, children who can fly, pirates, and fairies with magical powers—this lavish edition is the perfect gift for fans young and old alike.

The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This 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
Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
Although Barrie's original story is replete with visual images, once readers enjoy the Carruth-Johnstone picture book, they will forever envision the characters from these pages. Condensed chapters mirror the original with memorable quotes, as well as the entire cast of famous and infamous characters who lie hidden in the pages of Barrie's timeless version. Each spread is graced with elegant paintings depicting flight, tragedy, triumph, security, danger, and always, adventure. This volume offers the perfect size pages for sharing aloud and introducing a wide-eyed audience to Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and his evil looking crew, and the sinister crocodile.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-6-This classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up, his earthly friends, and their adventures in Neverland is a popular subject for illustrators. This anniversary edition contains the "original unabridged text," but offers nothing unique or fresh. The abundant small illustrations and full-page spreads decorate, rather than enliven, the story. Ingpen's artwork is a combination of line drawings and pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings. Waiflike portrayals of the children and muted, hazy colors create a nostalgic "days gone by" aura. The colors and shading also emphasize the sense of fantasy. Unfortunately, they also create emotional distance. Both the story and characters lack visual energy. Neither the playful whimsy nor the lurking dangers of Neverland come through in the art. The depiction of the battle between Captain Hook's pirates and the Indians is laden with stereotypical images. Libraries needing another version of Peter Pan have plenty of choices, including editions illustrated by Michael Hague, Michael Foreman, Trina Schart Hyman, and Arthur Rackham. This one won't be missed.-Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843651369
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 483,544
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J. M. Barrie (1860–1937) had no children of his own but was the guardian of five boys for whom he created the tale of Peter Pan, first written as a play. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award– and Smarties Book Prize–winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children's books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World

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