The juxtaposition of so many Peters only emphasizes the book's timelessness, making The Annotated Peter Pan
as effective a vessel as fairy dust and lovely thoughts for immediate transport to Neverland.--National Post
"While Martin Gardner's groundbreaking "The Annotated Alice: 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' " remains the nonpareil of the genre, I would place Tatar's "The Annotated Peter Pan" a close second." Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Starred review. ...the story of Peter Pan benefits greatly from Tatar’s extensive contextualizing as well as the supplemental material she includes. Of this, much is rare, and it is a treat... Bibliophiles and casual readers alike, and of course all who love Peter Pan or are fascinated by his creator, will want this gem. Recommended. (Library journal)
About the Author
J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.