Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan by Comden & Green

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The Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Newman, wife of the late Adolph Green, contributes a personal introduction to the songs. With this and luminous illustrations, including a lavish gatefold of the "flying" scene, this is an extraordinary book to give, to cherish, to share.

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Betty Comden and Adolph Green produced six decades-worth of plays, melodies, and lyrics. Drawing on J.M. Barrie's book and play, the duo wrote lyrics for several songs in the 1954 smash hit musical "Peter Pan." The production went on to become a perennial favorite with countless revivals and productions. Their other famed collaborations include "On the Town," "Do Re Me!", "Singing in the Rain," and "Applause", to name but a few. While both are now deceased, their legacy and melodies linger on-on stages, screens, and in this lovely book. Phyllis Newman, a two-time Tony award-winning actress, brings a personal perspective to these songs whose lyrics her late husband wrote with his creative partner, Betty Comden..

Author Hometown: New York, NY As a kid Amy Bates spent the time that she wasn't reading and drawing trying to keep her six siblings from drawing on her pictures and losing her place in whatever book she was reading. Amy earned her degree from Brigham Young University and went on to create illustrations for HarperCollins, FSG, Hyperion, Abrams, and Cricket.Illustrator Residence: Carlisle, PennsylvaniaIllustrator Hometown: Utah
Published October 23, 2012 by Blue Apple Books. 36 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Their Never Never Land is Peter’s soaring ode to a “place where dreams are born.” He then invites Wendy and her brothers to “think wonderful, lovely thoughts” and fly home with him past the “second star to the right” in the exuberant I’m Flying.

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Today’s overscheduled children should find the lyrics as seductive and heart-tugging as did their parents and grandparents: “I have a place where dreams are born,/ And time is never planned./ It’s not on any chart,/ You must find it with your heart./ Never Never Land” (audio of both songs...

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Summary: An unusual way of looking at the story of Peter Pan, using the lyrics from two songs from the musical Peter Pan.

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