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Peter Pan, new adventures

Peter Pan, new adventures

"Peter Pan In Scarlet", the official continuation of the adventures of the boy who does not want to grow up, is available on Thursday in libraries in some thirty countries, one hundred years after his birth under the British James Barrie, AFP reports.

"Peter Pan In Scarlet", the official continuation of the adventures of the boy who does not want to grow up, is available on Thursday in libraries in some thirty countries, one hundred years after his birth under the British James Barrie, AFP reports.
Over 500,000 copies have been edited for this worldwide release, half of them in English (200,000 in the US, 50,000 in the UK), but Peter also speaks Basque, Chinese, Croatian, French, Polish, etc., 35. editions in total.
The author of the sequel is a 54-year-old Briton, Geraldine McCaughrean, chosen from over 200 candidates in March 2005 and who on Thursday declared "anxious" to see how the book will be received.


In "Peter Pan In Scarlet" we find Peter in the land of Nicaieri without his friends, the Lost Boys, who preferred to return to the real world. 20 years have passed since their separation.
Peter didn't grow up, but Wendy and the others became adults. They suddenly begin to be haunted "by strange dreams of kings, pirates and mermaids, war drawings and crocodiles." "Something is wrong in the land of Nowhere," Wendy believes.
But how will they return now as adults? Will Captain Carlig, swallowed by a crocodile at the end of his first adventures, return? What happened to Zil Tilincuta?
Writer James Matthew Barrie ceded his copyright in 1929 to the London Children's Hospital in Great Ormond Street. But in 2007, 70 years after his death, the book went public in Europe.
"In order to extend the work of James Barrie and take advantage of his fabulous donation, we decided to make an official continuation, respecting the author's memory," explained Christine De Poortere, team director Peter Pan and the hospital's copyright manager.
This resulted in the competition won by Geraldine McCaughrean, who, like the other candidates, had to write a synopsis and a chapter of the book.
As a teacher, she has written over 130 books and plays for adults and children who have won numerous awards.
Source: Rompres
October 6, 2006