Lost Boy by Jane Yolen
The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan

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People around the world know the story of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, but not many know the story of his creator, J. M. Barrie. Barrie’s young childhood was marked by sorrow, but also held great adventure. His adult life and relationship with the Davies family brought about a second childhood that helped him to create his lasting triumph. Masterfully illustrated by Steve Adams and using Barrie’s own words, Jane Yolen tells the story of the author and the boys who changed his life.
 

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Jane Yolen has been called “America's Hans Christian Andersen.” She lives in Massachusetts and Scotland. Steve Adams is an award-winning illustrator. He lives with his family in Quebec.
 
Published August 5, 2010 by Dutton Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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‘I always knew that I made Peter by rubbing the five of you violently together, as savages with two sticks produce a flame.’ ” Adams's distinctive acrylic-on-board pictures juxtapose full-page scenes from Barrie’s life with facing spots that fancifully illustrate snippets from the books and plays.

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Fittingly for the writer who would create the boy who wouldn't grow up, this biography of J.M. Barrie is just as focused on his childhood as it is on his adult life. Before Barrie began his legendar

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The third volume in the Unsolved Mystery from History series, Roanoke: The Lost Colony by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, illus.

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Excerpts from the Peter Pan tales and play draw parallels between Barrie's stories and his life experiences, while Yolen's narrative and Adams's paintings shine with the same sense of adventure that has given Barrie's creation such longevity.

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