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Gr 2 Up-In this timeless classic by J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan teaches Wendy, John, and Michael to fly and takes them to his home in Neverland where they meet the Lost Boys. They have many adventures involving Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, Indians, mermaids, and Captain Hook. Actor Jim Dale provides an engaging telling of the tale, using tone and pacing to weave a story full of suspense and excitement. His captivating style infuses each character with a distinct voice. This retelling will appeal to adults and children alike and is perfectly suited for family listening. Pair this with Dale's readings of Peter and the Starcatchers (Brilliance Audio, 2004) and Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Brilliance Audio, 2006). A must have for public and school libraries.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
A number of classic children's books return in milestone and reissued editions for a new generation. J.M. Barrie's enchanting Peter Pan: 100th Anniversary Edition features a large trim for reading aloud and rich, detailed illustrations by Michael Hague (which he originally published in 1987). Peter Pan's flyaway red hair and tattered garment of "skeleton leaves and the juices that ooze out of trees" capture the free spirit of the boy who refused to grow up. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.