Even the youngest of readers and listeners can fly away to Neverland with this simplified adaptation of J. M. Barrie's beloved play. This 1907 version was created shortly after the play's debut with the author's consent and approval. Initially published as a keepsake for children to take home from the theater, this richly illustrated rendition also functioned as a consolation to those unable to see the play. A century later, the book offers an enchanting introduction to the boy who wouldn't grow up and his magical world.
Twenty-eight fantastical watercolor illustrations by a prominent English artist complement the storybook rendering of the original play. Alice B. Woodward's fanciful images recall the style of her contemporary, Golden Age of Illustration artist Arthur Rackham. Readers of all ages will fall in love all over again with this vivid retelling of the Darling children's adventures among pirates, mermaids, Indians, and a tribe of Lost Boys.