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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Annotated Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie
from W. W. Norton and Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Carolyn Leigh
from Blue Apple
for Nursery-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Peter and Wendy
by James M. Barrie, illustrated by F.D. Bedford
from SeaWolf Press
for 2nd-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.76
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, Illustrated by F. D. Bedford
from Race Point
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Nora S. Unwin
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Scott Gustafson
from Viking Press
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.75 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Conway
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by F.D. Bedford
from SeaWolf Press
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.76
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Hague
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 3rd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Reissue from Atheneum
for 4th-8th grade
in Scribner Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SCRIB)
$19.99
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt
from Unicorn Publishing House
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Hague
100th Anniversary Edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 2nd-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
Children's Classics
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Flora White & F. D. Bedford
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Conway
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie
from Barnes & Noble
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Peter Pan
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by F. D. Bedford
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$13.56
Peter Pan
Puffin Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$7.99
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt
from Unicorn Publishing House
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan
Puffin Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Bantam Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.09
Peter Pan
Sterling Classics
by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Peter Pan & Wendy
by J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Foreman
1st edition from Clarkson N Potter Publishers
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Peter Pan - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
Fantasy for 3rd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: LITSG-VP)
$15.00
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by James M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from SeaWolf Press
for 2nd-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$5.91