If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl, she will say, 'Why, of course I did, child'; and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she will say, 'What a foolish question to ask; ...
Author: J. M. Barrie
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens is a novel by J. M. Barrie and exquisitely illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In this adventure, Peter is a seven-day-old infant who, "like all infants", used to be part bird. Peter has complete faith in his flying abilities, so, upon hearing a discussion of his adult life, he is able to escape out of the window of his London home and return to Kensington Gardens. Upon returning to the Gardens, Peter is shocked to learn from the crow Solomon Caw that he is not still a bird, but more like a human – Solomon says he is crossed between them as a "Betwixt-and-Between". Unfortunately, Peter now knows he cannot fly, so he is stranded in Kensington Gardens. At first, Peter can only get around on foot, but he commissions the building of a child-sized thrush's nest that he can use as a boat to navigate the Gardens by way of the Serpentine, the large lake that divides Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. Although he terrifies the fairies when he first arrives, Peter quickly gains favour with them and that’s when another Peter Pan adventure truly starts. YESTERDAY’S BOOKS FOR TODAY’S CHARITIES 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Peter Pan, Kensington Gardens, Victorian, London, baby, Grand Tour, Gardens, Thrush's Nest, Lock-Out Time, Little House, Goat, afraid, arms, Baby, ball, bed, Brownie, children, cold, David, exceptional, eyes, fairies, flowers, gates, goat, human, island, Kensington, Gardens, lady, Lock-out, Maimie, mother, nightgown, Pan, people, pipes, Pond, Queen, reason, sail, Serpentine, Solomon, thrushes, Tony, window, wish, young