Peter: The Untold True Story

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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.

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Discover the origins of a legend in this engaging historical novel. Breathing life into 18th century events, Peter: The Untold True Story invites readers of all ages to experience the adventures of the Wild Boy whose story is mirrored in the fairy tale of Peter Pan.
Exploring the mysterious life of one of the Age of Enlightement's most curious characters, we see Peter through the eyes of people who encountered him. With a cast including the British Royal Family and many of the brightest minds of the era, the story is narrated primarily by The Princess Caroline of Great Britain, who was the same age as Peter and had the opportunity to meet him when he first came to London.
Journeying 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, to the famed Kensington Gardens, to Berkhamsted, Norfolk and beyond, Peter leads us on a wonderful odyssey which may linger in our memory long after we finish reading.

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