Peter Pan (With Original Illustrations and Vocabulary Notes)

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J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is one of the best loved, and most powerfully moving tales ever written for children. The high-spirited and wily adventures of the boy who would never grow up are as stirring a fantasy as any written, while Barrie’s reflections on the nature of age, memory, and time, offer wise and memorable insights into human nature.

This edition includes Barrie’s original novel along with two sets of classic illustrations, F.D. Bedford's elaborate engravings from the the first edition, as well as the whimsical drawings of Oliver Herford from The Peter Pan Alphabet, authorized by Barrie himself. Both sets provide a beautiful and dramatic visual compliment to this timeless story of innocence and maturity, fairies and pirates.

Also included are vocabulary notes for many words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to today’s young readers.

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"All children, except one, grow up." Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. Barrie's original version is also witty, sophisticated, and delightfully odd. The Darling children, Wendy, John, and Michael, live a very proper middle-class life in Edwardian London, but they also happen to have a Newfoundland for a nurse. The text is full of such throwaway gems as "Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter Pan when she was tidying up her children's minds," and is peppered with deliberately obscure vocabulary including "embonpoint," "quietus," and "pluperfect." Lest we forget, it was written in 1904, a relatively innocent age in which a plot about abducted children must have seemed more safely fanciful. Also, perhaps, it was an age that expected more of its children's books, for Peter Pan has a suppleness, lightness, and intelligence that are "literary" in the best sense. In a typical exchange with the dastardly Captain Hook, Peter Pan describes himself as "youth... joy... a little bird that has broken out of the egg," and the author interjects: "This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was, which is the very pinnacle of good form." A book for adult readers-aloud to revel in--and it just might teach young listeners to fly. (Ages 5 and older) --Richard Farr

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An upscale classic edition, with the full text and illustrations from the internationally acclaimed Silke Leffler.

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