May 9 Birthday: LOST BOY: THE STORY OF THE MAN WHO CREATED PETER PAN. J.M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie, author, playwright, creator of Peter Pan
b. May 9, 1860
d. June 19, 1937

LOST BOY: THE STORY OF THE MAN WHO CREATED PETER PAN (Penguin, 2010)

by Jane Yolen
illustrated by Steve Adams

Overview

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.