Peter Pan has fascinated and delighted readers of all ages for more than a century and entered our collective consciousness like few other books. Like other great archetypal stories, Peter Pan addresses the eternal questions: how to avoid our greatest pain, which is mortality; how to experience life rather than look at it as a bystander; and how to connect to others and what it means to belong. Buzzing with fairies and children who can fly, in Neverland Peter Pan defeats Captain Hook and rescues Wendy and the Lost Boys who return to live their lives even while he stays forever young. That is the great lesson of Peter Pan: that we free those we love to find true and genuine connection.
Reproduces the original 1911 text by J. M. Barrie and the original illustrations by F. D. Bedford, along with a poignant preface by Hopeland co-founder Deborra-lee Furness.
J. M. Barrie (1859-1927) was a Scottish novelist and playwright. Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up first appeared as a stage play in 1904 and then as a novel in 1911. It has delighted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years and remains one of the most adapted works of all time.
Deborra-lee Furness is an award-winning actor and philanthropist and an adoptive mother of two children, Oscar and Ava. Deborra-lee is the founder of Adopt Change (adoptchange.org.au), which was formed in 2008, and one of the creators of National Adoption Awareness in Australia. In 2014 she co-founded Hopeland (ourhopeland.org), a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve vulnerable at-risk children globally.
Price: $8.95 (paperback) | $2.99 (ebook)
Pages: 174 pages
Book dimensions: 5.25 x 0.55 x 8 in
Published: November 25, 2020