Classic Starts: Peter Pan (Classic Starts Series)

J. M. Barrie, Tania Zamorsky (Editor), Dan Andreasen (Illustrator), Arthur Pober Ed.D (Afterword)

Published by Sterling, 2009
ISBN 10: 1402754213 / ISBN 13: 9781402754210
New / Hardcover / Quantity available: 0
From Ergodebooks (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1402754213

About this title:

Synopsis:

“All children grow up. All except one.” That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It’s a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly “second to the right, and straight on till morning” with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they’ll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook.

Review: "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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Classic Starts: Peter Pan (Classic Starts ...
Publisher: Sterling
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Andreasen, Dan
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

J. M. Barrie
Published by Sterling Children's Books
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sterling Children's Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3326445322

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

J. M. Barrie
Published by Sterling Children's Books
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bayside Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sterling Children's Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3326445293

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Barrie, James Matthew
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 3684036-6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Barrie, James Matthew
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Quantity available: 5
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # 4591187-6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Barrie, James Matthew
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: As New. Book in almost Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # 13440267-75

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Barrie, James Matthew
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 4789282-6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Barrie, J. M.
Published by Sterling Children's Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Diamond
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sterling Children's Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_287308775

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 2.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Barrie, J M
Published by Sterling (2006)
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sterling, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Wear and Tear to cover. stains on the side. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence! Aloysius Ihezie. Seller Inventory # 3903415

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Barrie, J. M.
Published by Sterling Children's Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Emerald
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sterling Children's Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_292048078

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 2.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Barrie, J. M.
Published by Sterling Children's Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 1402754213 ISBN 13: 9781402754210
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Ruby
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sterling Children's Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_255691369

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 2.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 65 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book