Peter Pan

By James Matthew Barrie; Cathy East Dubowski; Jean Zallinger
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679810445, 96pp.)

Publication Date: September 17, 1991

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Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting encounters with mermaids, an Indian princess, and pirates! Let the amazing adventures begin!




About the Author
J.M. Barrie was born in 1860, the ninth of ten children of hard-working parents in Scotland's jute-weaving industry. Fascinated by stories of her own life told him by his mother, he was determined to write, finding work on the Nottingham Journal after graduating from Edinburgh University. In 1885, he moved to London as a freelance writer and successfully sold the Auld Licht Idylls, a volume based on his mother's tales. By the time Peter Pan opened on the London stage in 1904, Barrie had written more than thirty novels and plays, many autobiographical and several of them major hits such as The Little Minister, Quality Street and The Admirable Crichton. Knighted and awarded the Order of Merit he continued writing into old age. He died in 1937.

Cathy East Dubowski is a widely published author of media-related books. Her titles include Never Been Kissed, 7th Heaven, Four Years With the Camden Family and several in the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch series.

Jean Zallinger contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
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