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J. M. Barrie

J. M. Barrie

James Matthew Barrie lived from 1860 to 1937. He was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver. He adored his mother, Margaret Ogilvie—it was the Scottish fashion in those days for wives to keep their maiden names—and, although the family was quite poor, she made sure that he was educated. His literary career began in 1885 when he moved to London and began writing short stories. He continued on to write plays, which were quite successful and made him rich and famous. Though Peter Pan is his most remembered work today, he was very nervous when he first gave it to his theatrical manager. It was a child's fantasy and was the first and only time he had ever written especially for children. But Peter Pan, with its flying and theatrical devices, was a huge success and continues to be performed today. In 1911 James Barrie turned his play into a novel, and it remains one of the most thrilling and magical of all the adventures that have been written for children.

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Echoes of the War
by J. M. Barrie
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ACL-LIT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$13.56
Peter Pan
Puffin Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$5.99
Peter Pan
Puffin Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Bantam Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Peter Pan
Sterling Classics
by J. M. Barrie & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$7.46
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 4th-8th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$3.60 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Reissue from Atheneum
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$21.25
Peter Pan - 100th Anniversary Edition
by J. M. Barrie
from Henry Holt and Company
for 2nd-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$11.20 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan and Wendy
by James Matthew Barrie, illustrated by Michael Foreman
from Pavilion Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$4.00 (1 in stock)