BBC reports the publication of the authorised sequel of Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie left the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.
A sequel to children’s classic Peter Pan has been published – more than 100 years after the original.
Peter Pan in Scarlet has been written by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, who was commissioned to write the authorised follow-up.
“There is a magic to that place Neverland – it really does take a grip on you,” she said.
The rights of the book were left to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital by the original author JM Barrie.
The last paragraph is telling:
[McCaughrean] has won the Whitbread Children’s book of the year award three times for re-interpreting classics such as Noah’s Ark, Moby Dick and The Canterbury Tales for younger readers. [emphasis mine]
Moby Dick and The Canterbury Tales qualify as “classics”.
The story of Noah from the book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible, I feel, is a bit different.
What do you think?