Peter: The Untold True Story

Peter: The Untold True Story

by Christopher Daniel Mechling


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Chris Mechling's new historical novel, Peter, introduces readers to the amazing true story behind the fairy tale of Peter Pan. The book tells the adventures of the real boy who came to London and became a well-known figure more than a hundred years before James Barrie penned his classic.

Peter the Wild Boy lived in eighteenth century England, through the reigns of three kings (all named George), and achieved legendary status in his own lifetime. He was not only a popular figure, but also drew intense philosophical and scientific study, and was a subject of interest to literary figures such as Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift. Peter retained a youthful appearance throughout his life, and had a joyful, intuitive spirit that was both challenging and infectious.

This imaginative dramatization of the life of Peter the Wild Boy captures the joy, innocence and fire of a bright, feral child living in the midst of the Age of Enlightenment. It is narrated by the girl who perhaps knew him best. The epic story of his life, spanning approximately seventy years, navigates a tumultuous and thoughtful period in English history, rich with characters.

Peter is a magical, poignant tale full of humor, love, and courage in the face of life's difficulties. It will make you laugh, cry, dream and remember what it means to be young.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989127028
Publisher: Christopher Mechling
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 826,008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Peter: The Untold True Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very relaxing read! Like other readers of this story; I was very suprised to find out that I had never heard this version told like this before! You become attached to peter throughout the book,emotionally and compassionately and his moods and actions are very infectious, in the story and to the reader! You become so enthralled in trying to find out the secrets of this boys life and his upbringing that before you know it, you have finished the book. To me that's what makes this story the magic of the mystery!
224perweek More than 1 year ago
It was quite believable. I loved this version of Peter Pan. You could see how the two stories came together in many parts. I could not put it down. Read it in 1 night.