Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie ; Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980. Hardcover. 183 pages ; Illustrated ; 25 cm. $14.95 dust jacket with minimal wear. Newberry medal on dust jacket. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm.
This is the story of Peter Pan, the boy who does not want to grow up, of Tinker Bell the fairy, and of the Darling children—Wendy, John, and Michael. Their great adventure begins on the night that Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, where adventures happen every day.
The magic of the Peter Pan story lies in its evergreen freshness for each generation of children. Thousands of children have loved the story in many different editions and in the play. This beautiful gift edition with exquisite new illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman will also add a new dimension to the pleasure of all who are already familiar with this classic story of adventure and magic.
J. M. BARRIE was born near Dundee, Scotland, in 1860, the son of a weaver. He was a journalist and novelist and began writing for the stage in 1892.
Peter Pan, first produced in London on December 27, 1904, was an immediate success. The story of Peter Pan first appeared in book form (titled Peter and Wendy, later Peter Pan and Wendy) in 1911. Barrie died in 193 7, bequeathing the copyright of Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, a hospital for children.
TRINA SCHART HYMAN IS a distinguished young American artist who has created many beautiful picture books, including The Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. She attended the Philadelphia College of Art and the Boston Museum School.
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