Peter: The Untold True Story

Christopher Mechling
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Chris Mechling's new historical novel, Peter, introduces readers to the amazing true story behind the fairy tale of Peter Pan. The book tells the adventures of the real boy who came to London and became a well-known figure more than a hundred years before James Barrie penned his classic.Peter the Wild Boy lived in eighteenth century England, through the reigns of three kings (all named George), and achieved legendary status in his own lifetime. He was not only a popular figure, but also drew intense philosophical and scientific study, and was a subject of interest to literary figures such as Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift. Peter retained a youthful appearance throughout his life, and had a joyful, intuitive spirit that was both challenging and infectious.This imaginative dramatization of the life of Peter the Wild Boy captures the joy, innocence and fire of a bright, feral child living in the midst of the Age of Enlightenment. It is narrated by the girl who perhaps knew him best. The epic story of his life, spanning approximately seventy years, navigates a tumultuous and thoughtful period in English history, rich with characters.Peter is a magical, poignant tale full of humor, love, and courage in the face of life's difficulties. It will make you laugh, cry, dream and remember what it means to be young.

Breathing life into 18th century events, author Christopher Mechling takes readers on a journey of discovery, from the Enchanted Forest of Hamelin, to the grim House of Corrections at Celle, to the beauty of Herrenhausen Palace, to the banks of the Thames River, to the Royal Palaces in London, and beyond, with a cast including the British Royal Family and many of the brightest minds of the era. Peter the Wild Boy captivated the public imagination in his lifetime, and is still remembered in England today.

It is the author's belief that the adventures of Peter the Wild Boy served as an inspiration for the fairy tale of Peter Pan.

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About the author

Chris Mechling was born and raised in San Diego, California. Together with his brother Nick, he owns and manages several businesses. Now 30 years old, Chris has been writing since childhood, and intends to publish a number of his completed works over the next few years- with Peter: The Untold True Story being the first to be released.
His passions, besides writing, include teaching, painting, and martial arts practice. 

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Publisher
Christopher Mechling
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Published on
Jun 30, 2013
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Pages
220
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ISBN
9780989127059
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Magical Realism
Juvenile Fiction / Biographical / European
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Royalty
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