Classic Library: Water Babies & Peter Pan

Classic Library: Water Babies & Peter Pan

by Charles Kingsley (Author), J. M. Barrie (Author), 2 othersJessie Willcox Smith (Illustrator), Mabel Lucie Attwell (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 375 pages
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Tom, an ill-treated chimney-boy, jumps into a cool stream to clean the soot off himself—and becomes a water baby, cleaner and happier than he has ever been, in a fairy world under river and sea. Meeting beautiful and frightening creatures, Tom travels to the Other-end-of-Nowhere on an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

When Peter Pan flies into the home of the Darling children it is only the beginning of their magical adventures with Peter, the boy who-doesn't-want-to-grow-up; the fairy Tinker Bell; the evil Captain Hook; and other memorable characters. Written as a play, and only then converted to a book, Peter Pan has long held appeal to children and adults alike. If you want to know Barrie's character as really intended, you must read the book and not just watch a movie. Unlike the Disney version, the pirates and Indians don't just chase each other around. If your reader is a younger one, be warned that there are allusions to real violence.

Bound in a single hardcover volume, illustrated with black and white and color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith and Mabel Lucie Attwell.

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