The Week Junior UK - 03.08.2019

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The Week Junior•3August


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versinceheappeared inWendy Da
searching for his lost shadow,Peter
captivated bookworms and audiences
world. The magical characterwascrea
author J.M. Barrie, and this year marks
an important anniversary in the
history of the much-loved story.

HowdidJ.M.Barrie
createthestory?
J.M. Barriewasborn in Kirriemuir,
in Scotland, but moved toLondon to
becomeawriter in 1885.Twelve years
became friends with Sylvia Llewelyn D
five sons:George, Jack, Michael, Nico
enjoyed telling the boys stories and m
character ofPeter Pantoentertain the
Panwas based on all the boys, telling
is all Peter is–the spa
you.”Astage playwa
performed in Decem
wasani nstant succe
Barrie wroteaversi
story asabook,Pet
Wendy,which has
printedeversince.
Barrie invented th
nameWendy,bas
Fwendy,the nick
he’d been given
The name Fwend
on the wordfriend.

WelcometoNeverland
“All children,except one, grow up.” So
famous novel, which tells the story ofayoung boy
called Peter Panwho refuses to grow up.Het akes
Wendy Darling, and her brothers John and Michael,
on an adventuretoNeverland, wherethey live with
agroup of orphanscalled theLost Boys. While they
arewith Pan, the Darlings battle the bloodthirsty
Captain Hook, meet the mischievousfairy Tinkerbell
and learn how to fly.

All about Peter Pan

Afilm wasmade in 1924.


Take totheskieswithPe


THE WESTMINSTER


COLLECTION


·ALAMY


·PA


SCHOOL

STAR

Walt Disne


yonceplayed


the role of PeterPan in a
school pla

y. He would later
oversee the animat

ed


film version.


The book has never
been out of print.

J.M. Barrie

Free download pdf