Sunday, March 13, 2005

The Man Who Never Grew Up...

...Beyond 5 feet tall, that is. That man would be J. M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, whom I have blogged about before. Interestingly, the sequel has been commissioned (Barrie is no longer writing due to his death):
Peter Pan and the wily Captain Hook are set for a rematch. Children's author Geraldine McCaughrean has been chosen to write the official sequel to J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," the London hospital that holds the copyright to the classic work said Sunday.

Barrie willed the "Peter Pan" copyright and royalties to the Great Ormond Street Hospital when he died in 1937, and the institution has long wanted to commission a follow-up.

It has stipulated that the new work, titled "Captain Pan" must feature the original characters: the boy who never grew up, along with his pals Wendy, fairy Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys - as well as the fearsome pirate Hook.
<>Despite my enjoyment of Finding Neverland, I'm not a huge fan of Peter Pan, so I don't have a lot of emotion invested in the sequel. For the author's sake, though, let's hope she does a good job.


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