Peter Pan by J M Barrie is one of Puffin Classics' best-loved stories.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles . . .
James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was born in Scotland. He moved to London in 1885. He had a high reputation as a playwright, with productions including Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902). Peter Pan was first produced on stage in 1904 and in 1911 he turned the story into a book.
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The Puffin Classics series includes:
A Little Princess
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass
Anne of Green Gables
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Tales of the Greek Heroes
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of King Arthur
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Call of the Wild
The Jungle Book
The Secret Garden
The Wind in the Willows
The Wizard of Oz
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James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860. He originally wrote `Peter Pan' as a play and its first performance in 1904 was a hit. Barrie then adapted the play into the 1911 novel `Peter Pan and Wendy'. He was made a baronet in 1913 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1922. J. M. Barrie died in 1937.More about Sir J. M. Barrie