Classic stories and fairy tales go hand in hand with a child’s growing up years. However, in this age of comic books, the classics are gradually finding less and less takers. Keeping this in mind we have selected 24 such all time favourite classics and translated them into graphic format. While remaining faithful to the original plot, these stories contain neat, pithy text and vivid, colourful graphics that make reading a pleasure. Children as well as adolescents will find this series to be a fascinating read, and it can help your child to make the ascension from cartoons to the classics.
Newly adapted for younger children, this version of Peter Pan is now available on Kindle! Retold specifically for younger readers, it is a fresh approach to the century-old classic story. The narration doesn’t skip a beat: it’s both exciting and endearing, and also in harmony with Arthur Friday’s vivid illustrations, which infuse new life into our favorite heroes and will enchant young readers all over again. Join in the journey to Neverland, where everything is possible. Rediscover the legendary characters from James Matthew Barrie’s beloved tale and get carried away by the adventure.
J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the "boy who would not grow up"
Peter Pan originally appeared as a baby living a magical life among birds and fairies in J.M. Barrie’s sequence of stories, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. His later role as flying boy hero was brought to the stage by Barrie in the beloved play Peter Pan, which opened in 1904 and became the novelPeter and Wendy in 1911. In a narrative filled with vivid characters, epic battles, pirates, fairies, and fantastic imagination, Peter Pan’s adventures capture the spirit of childhood—and of rebellion against the role of adulthood in conventional society.
This edition includes the novel and the stories, as well as an introduction by eminent scholar Jack Zipes. Looking at the man behind Peter Pan and sifting through the psychological interpretations that have engaged many a critic, Zipes explores the larger cultural and literary contexts in which we should appreciate Barrie’s enduring creation and shows why Peter Pan is a work not for children but for adults seeking to reconnect with their own imagination.
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Scottish writer J M Barrie wrote both a play and a novel about the boy Peter Pan, who wouldn't grow up. This is the novel. Peter Pan lives with all the other Lost Boys in Neverland, where they never have to grow up. He visits Wendy Darling by flying through her bedroom window, and brings she and her brothers into Neverland where they encounter the fairy Tinkerbell, the princess Tiger Lily and the pirate Captain Cook.
Two short stories, two parodies of Sherlock Holmes by two famous writers, both close friends of Conan Doyle. In the first case, Robert Barr presents Holmes and Watson investigating an unexplained murder; in the second case, James M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan) invites us to an evening meeting with Holmes and his publisher, Mr. Doyle. Cleansings, comments and notes by Ellery Smith
A moment before the curtain rises, the Hon. Ernest Woolley drives up to the door of Loam House in Mayfair. There is a happy smile on his pleasant, insignificant face, and this presumably means that he is thinking of himself. He is too busy over nothing, this man about town, to be always thinking of himself, but, on the other hand, he almost never thinks of any other person. Probably Ernest's great moment is when he wakes of a morning and realises that he really is Ernest, for we must all wish to be that which is our ideal. We can conceive him springing out of bed light-heartedly and waiting for his man to do the rest. He is dressed in excellent taste, with just the little bit more which shows that he is not without a sense of humour: the dandiacal are often saved by carrying a smile at the whole thing in their spats, let us say. Ernest left Cambridge the other day, a member of The Athenaeum (which he would be sorry to have you confound with a club in London of the same name). He is a bachelor, but not of arts, no mean epigrammatist (as you shall see), and a favourite of the ladies. He is almost a celebrity in restaurants, where he dines frequently, returning to sup; and during this last year he has probably paid as much in them for the privilege of handing his hat to an attendant as the rent of a working-man's flat. He complains brightly that he is hard up, and that if somebody or other at Westminster does not look out the country will go to the dogs. He is no fool. He has the shrewdness to float with the current because it is a labour-saving process, but he has sufficient pluck to fight, if fight he must (a brief contest, for he would soon be toppled over). He has a light nature, which would enable him to bob up cheerily in new conditions and return unaltered to the old ones. His selfishness is his most endearing quality. If he has his way he will spend his life like a cat in pushing his betters out of the soft places, and until he is old he will be fondled in the process.
Ever since Peter Pan flew in through Wendy Darling's nursery window and took her off to Never Land, Barrie's classic adventure story has thrilled and delighted generations of theatre-goers. J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan first as a work of prose and then adapted it for the stage. John Caird and Trevor Nunn first adapted Barrie's book and play in the 1980s for the Royal Shakespeare Company and then in 1997 for the Royal National Theatre. "A feast of nursery nostalgia, wizard effects, Edwardian lingo and tinselled adventure" Observer
The enchanting story of a boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl he promised to always remember One magical night, the Darling children––Wendy, John, and Michael––are visited by two mischievous denizens of Neverland, an island of the imagination where pirates prowl the Mermaids’ Lagoon and fairies live so long as children believe in them. Peter Pan and his loyal, lightning-quick companion, Tinker Bell, have come for Peter’s shadow, captured the previous night by Nana, the children’s Newfoundland nanny. The pair leaves not just with the shadow, but with Wendy and her brothers, as well, whisking them away to Neverland to join the Lost Boys in their war against the evil Captain Hook. J. M. Barrie created the character of Peter Pan to entertain a young family he regularly met in Kensington Gardens. Over the course of two novels and a play, he turned a whimsical idea into one of the most cherished literary characters of all time.
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Generations of readers have traveled to Neverland and all the secret places of a child's heart. A story rich in adventure, humor, and sadness, J.M. Barrie's masterpiece remains a stirring call to flights of imagination.
With a magic and emotional appeal unmatched by any other story, Barrie’s Peter Pan speaks directly to childhood’s dreams and desires with an imaginative genius that evokes both laughter and tears. Peter, the boy would wouldn’t grow up; Nana, the Darling children’s nurse and pet Newfoundland; deliciously dreadful Captain Hook, who is stalked by a crocodile with a clock in his stomach; and Tinker Bell, “quite a common fairy,” who swears like a sailor and is murderously jealous—these characters of startling originality are rich, funny, mischievously insightful, and a joy to read about again and again. The result is a masterpiece of literature that has been working its timeless wonderment on us since it first appeared.
With an Afterword by Alison Lurie Illustrated by Sergio Martinez
Meet Peter Pan, the magical boy who refuses to grow up. One night, while looking for his shadow, Peter and Tinker Bell fly into the home of the Darling family. In no time, Peter has the Darling children soaring through the air, out the window, and off to Neverland, an island where mermaids swim, the lost boys roam, and the evil pirate, Captain Hook, plots his revenge.
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