Peter Pan and Wendy
|Author:||Sir J. M. Barrie|
A beautiful new edition of J. M. Barrie's classic text, illustrated in two colors by acclaimed illustrator Shirley Hughes
Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up; Tinkerbell, the mischievous fairy; the Lost Boys; and the villainous Captain Hook. A swashbuckling children's adventure classic for generations, this edition has beautiful illustrations by beloved illustrator Shirley Hughes.
A beautiful paperback edition of the classic text, illustrated in two colours by acclaimed illustrator Shirley Hughes. To tie in with Pan, the new film prequel to Peter Pan - out summer 2015.
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.
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.