An enduring classic about the boy who never grew up
J. M. Barrie enjoyed telling stories to the sons of a close family friend, and when his older brother died at age 14 in an ice-skating accident, Barrie was inspired to create the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Published first as a play, then as a novel, this enduring classic will be a treasured addition to any home library. Color illustrations throughout will help you envision Neverland, Peter, Wendy, and battles with the famous Captain Hook. A story for all ages, this title will keep you turning pages long into the evening.
A number of classic children's books return in milestone and reissued editions for a new generation. J.M. Barrie's enchanting Peter Pan: 100th Anniversary Edition features a large trim for reading aloud and rich, detailed illustrations by Michael Hague (which he originally published in 1987). Peter Pan's flyaway red hair and tattered garment of "skeleton leaves and the juices that ooze out of trees" capture the free spirit of the boy who refused to grow up.