From the Paperback edition.
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.
This is the extended annotated and fully illustrated edition including a rare and very detailed essay about the life and works of the author.
This book J. M. Barrie was to the last generation what "Alice in Wonderland" was to the one before. Written with all that indescribable charm that has endeared him to thousands, it tells the story of how Wendy and her brothers ﬂew to the "Never Never Land" with a boy who never grew up; of the adventures that there befell with wolves and redskins and pirates; of the building of Wendy's house, and the delight of the little boys who now had a mother at last. In short, it is the narrative of the play "Peter Pan " with its peculiar fascination heightened by new fantasies and containing much that no play could contain of Barrie"s humor and feeling in comment and description. The story carries farther than did the play too, and ends more satisfactorily; but the main thing is that here in permanent form, within the reach of every one always, is the adorable Peter to crow at his own prowess, and the mischievous Tinker Bell, and the terrible Caplain Hook with his crocodile Nemesis, and the marvellous nurse Nana.
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.
This Ladybird Classic ebook is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.
Beautiful new illustrations throughout and clear text in this Ladybird ebook bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.