Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure

By Tom Pow

Illustrator: Ian Andrew

Format: Hardback

A remarkably imaginative story featuring J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, set in Moat Brae House, Dumfries, the place which inspired Barrie to write his world-famous play and novel.

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Birlinn Limited

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One day, Daisy's grandmother takes her to an overgrown garden. Many, many years before other children had played in that garden - Sixteen String Jack and Dare Devil Dick were shipwrecked there; and often they fought pirates side by side till the sun went down. But it was only Sixteen String Jack whose fame would never die, for he grew up to become J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan. In this poignant and beautifully illustrated story, award winning writer Tom Pow and Sendak Fellow Ian Andrew search out the magic that, in time, would produce the most famous character in children's literature.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 21 May 2015
ISBN 9781780272269
Number of Pages 32

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'This is the most charming and beautifully crafted story that captures the spirit and essence of imagination in the very same way that the garden at Moat Brae first inspired J M Barrie and the creation of his iconic character - Peter Pan' - Joanna Lumley, Patron, Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust; 'Precise illustrations by Ian Andrew evoke fantasy with a sharpness of fact' - The Sunday Times

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