Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

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by J. M. Barrie, Michael Foreman
     
 

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J. M. Barries classic story of magic & adventure, adapted from the 1911 edition for young children & beautifully illustrated. The three Darling children, Wendy, John & Michael, fly away to the Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, & Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy. Here they meet with the comical Lost Boys, wicked Captain Hook & his pirate crew, the

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J. M. Barries classic story of magic & adventure, adapted from the 1911 edition for young children & beautifully illustrated. The three Darling children, Wendy, John & Michael, fly away to the Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, & Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy. Here they meet with the comical Lost Boys, wicked Captain Hook & his pirate crew, the Indian Braves & the mermaids. A tale of enchanting imagination with exciting escapes, a secret house underground & even a ticking crocodile! Like its hero, Peter, the story never grows old. Exquisite illustrations!

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.
From the Publisher
A remarkable artist and author whose picture books should be on every child's shelf.—The Times

Shirley Hughes is the doyenne of the picture book world.—TES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851451791
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Shirley Hughes, OBE, is a much-loved and bestselling author and illustrator. She trained at the Liverpool School of Art and then at the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. She has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and many other prestigious awards. She lives in London but never travels by underground.

James Matthew Barrie was born in Scotland in 1860. His older brother tragically died at the age of fourteen after a skating accident, and his mother derived consolation that he would be a boy forever. Though Barrie never had children of his own, he knew many, and he based the character of Peter Pan on five brothers of the Llewelyn Davies family. Peter Pan was first written as a play, and popularised the name 'Wendy'. He died in 1937 and gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street hospital, which continues to benefit from them.

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Peter Pan and Wendy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The tale of Peter Pan may be the greatest children's tale ever, appealing to children of all ages. Peter Pan and Wendy is the book J. M. Barrie wrote based upon his successful play. It portrays the boundlessness of imagination, childrens' struggles with adults over independence and identity, and the inevitable loss of innocence as one grows up. The volume I purchased for my 2-year old daughter has beautiful illustrations throughout and is printed on thick paper, to help perserve it through (I'm sure) many readings. The only problems I had with the story was probably due to its age: the author's early-20th-Century English prose is a little thick for young minds, and of course some of the comments about the tribe of Redskins may be viewed as derogatory. Still, I recommend this book for those with children, or those of us who never really grew up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter Pan is a book I'm sure you've all heard of-- or at least you've heard of the movie. But the book is a whole second realm of wonders and oddities. I highly recommend trying it out. PS (and it's free).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confusing at first, but, after a few pages, it is really fun and engaging. But, there are HORRIBLE typos. And also very confusing and strangly placed headlined. But other then that it is a very charming classic. Try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u are looking for a good book this is the one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it very annoying how the title kept cropping up in the text. It made it very confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It did have typoys that were really annoying that said things like PETER AND WENDY but it was a cool story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do you tell all your personal life on a review? Book was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely recommend this timeless classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok for comment number 8 why the heck would you get the book if you dont like Peter Pan???!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to do this dumb Disney Junior version. They sang horrible songs and I did pretty much nothing. I was JOHN. Disney added in all of those stupid fairies like Iredessa and Silvermist, and the fairies are the ones who defeat Hook's pirates. The Lost Boys did nothing but get captured, and Tiger Lily and Wendy did a tap dance duet. Peter Pan couldn't sing. This book is amazing compared to the torture I went through. So why do you haters hate this bok when you could of been ripped off by buying a ticket to my play? So this book gets 100000000000000000000000^999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooooo much!!!!!
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I thought this would be better but it isn't very good. I recomend the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisbook is BORING....
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ash-lek More than 1 year ago
We've all heard of the popular Disney "Peter Pan" but have you considered reading the book? "Peter Pan and Wendy" was written by J.M Barrie back in 1911.This book tells the story of the little boy Peter who didn't want to grow up and the adventures he experienced in  Neverland with Wendy and her brothers, the lost boys, and you can't forget, Tinkerbell! Barrie puts a greater perspective on all the characters introduced in the book and what it's really like to be in the little island of Neverland. You are put into Peter's shoes when you read this book and you can see a much more deeper side to his personality than you may have thought. As a reader, you feel  like you are in Neverland itself because of the amazing detailed imagery. J.M Barrie makes children's imaginations seem realistic  allowing you to open up to your inner self and feel like a little kid again. The only thing I did not like about this book was the authors old fashioned diction. Since the book was written in 1911, the word choice is very old making it hard to understand for younger minds.  If you're up for an amazing journey through Neverland and can deal with old English then I would definitely recommend this book. J.M Barrie is a great author who really know how to make you nostalgic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter Pan i givea 9 because it is the best ever.
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