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J.M. Barrie

Sir James Mathew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, at Kirriemuir in Scotland, the ninth of ten children of a weaver. When Barrie was six, his older brother David died in a skating accident. Barrie then became his mother’s chief comforter, while David remained in her memory a boy of thirteen who would never grow up. Barrie received his M.A. degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1882 and began working as a journalist. In 1885 he moved to London, and his writings were collected in Auld Licht Idlls (1888) and A Window in Thurns (1889), which, together with a... Read More

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Peter Pan
Written by J.M. Barrie, Illustrated by F.D. Bedford, Introduction by Anne McCaffrey
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$8.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7297-9 (0-8129-7297-X)

Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, and Tinker Bell have filled the hearts of children ever since Barrie's play first opened in London in 1904 and became an immediate sensation. Now this funny, haunting modern myth is presented with Bedford's wonderful illustrations, which first appeared in the author's own day... Read more






Peter Pan
Written by J.M. Barrie, Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski, Illustrated by Jean Zallinger
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 1991
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-81044-5 (0-679-81044-7)

Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting... Read more






Peter Pan
Written by J.M. Barrie
Bantam Classics | Paperback | March 1985
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21178-8 (0-553-21178-1)

Considered a masterpiece since its first appearance on stage in 1904, Peter Pan is J. M. Barrie’s most famous work and arguably the greatest of all children’s stories. While it is a wonderful fantasy for the young, Peter Pan, particularly in the novel form Barrie published in 1911, says something important... Read more





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