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Title:
Peter Pan
Author:
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 60 min.) : analog, Dolby + 1 book (48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.).
Summary:
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 750 Lexile.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780789461995

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Hamburg Library CASSETTE KIT 1173 Juvenile Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf
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Summary

Peter Pan--the boy who never grew up--appeals to the child in us all; this edition of the story of Peter Pan includes a cassette tape Children love to listen to stories, and their favorite DK books are available in book and tape packages--perfect for the car, or anywhere! These timeless, classic stories have been gloriously illustrated and made accessible for younger children to read alone, or for all the family to enjoy together, as they listen along with the cassette tape. This fresh approach brings the stories and their characters to life. There are also special pages dedicated to background detail, setting the scene of each story.


Author Notes

James Matthew Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. His idyllic boyhood was shattered by his brother's death when Barrie was six. His own grief and that of his mother influenced the rest of his life. Through his work, he sought to recapture the carefree joy of his first six years.

Barrie came to London as a freelance writer in 1885. His early fiction, Auld Licht Idylls (1888) and A Window in Thrums (1889), were inspired by his youth in Kirriemuir. After publishing a biography of his mother Margaret Ogilvy and the autobiographical novel Sentimental Tommy, about a boy living in a dream world (1896), he concentrated on writing plays.

The Admirable Crichton (1902), the story of a butler who becomes king of a desert island, helped to establish Barrie's reputation as a playwright. Meanwhile, he began to relive his childhood by telling the first Peter Pan stories to the sons of his friend, Sylvia Llewellyn Davies. The play Peter Pan was first performed in 1904 and published as a novel seven years later. Its imaginative drama, featuring the eternal boy's triumph over the grownup Captain Hook, idealizes childhood and underscores adults' inability to regain it. These resonant themes made it a classic of world literature.

Barrie's later work shows his increasingly cynical view of adulthood, particularly in Dear Brutus (1917). Often considered his finest play, it concerns nine men and women whose caprices destroy a miraculous opportunity to relive their lives.

Barrie married the former Mary Ansell in 1894. They divorced in 1909, never having any children. Barrie died in London on June 19, 1937.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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