Peter Pan

Peter Pan

by Richard Hartmetz

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148547778
Publisher: Starry Night Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sir James Matthew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland. Educated in Scotland, he eventually moved to London, England, where he had a career as a playwright and novelist, creating more than five dozen works. The character of Peter Pan first appeared in 1902, in “The Little White Bird,” and again in 1904, in the play, “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” Finally, in 1911, Barrie wrote the novel “Peter and Wendy.” The name Wendy was created specifically for the story, inspired by a young girl named Margaret Henley, who called Barrie “Friendy,” but had a speech difficulty, which made it sound like “Fwendy.” In April 1929, Barrie gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. His last play was written in 1936. Barrie’s friends included Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, A. A. Milne, Sir Walter Raleigh, George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells. He died of pneumonia on June 19, 1937 and is buried in Scotland next to his parents.

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