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In a shiny new paperback, Mabel’s much-loved original drawings lead to the enchanted world of Never-Land

Posted by Rachel Stock on

Mabel at work at home in her studio

‘People say I’m laughing when I draw a picture. When I am drawing a bad goblin, I often have someone in mind.’

Mabel talking to Carolyn Scott for Modern Woman magazine, October 1961


When J.M. Barrie insisted his publishers ask Mabel Lucie Attwell to illustrate the first edition of Peter Pan and Wendy for younger readers, a bestseller was born. In this new paperback, the beautiful original line artwork created by Mabel, once again, transports the reader into the enchanting world of Never-Land.


Front cover, Peter Pan and Wendy, paperback edition

The classic tale follows the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – who befriend the magical Peter and are whisked away to the Never-Land, where the villainous Captain Hook and the brave Lost Boys await.

First published in 1921, it’s a tale that never gets old and this edition also features puzzles and activities to continue the classic adventure. We’re proud to be continuing our collaboration with Macmillan to launch this paperback with a beautifully foiled cover. 

In 1929, Barrie gifted Peter Pan and its copyright to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. This generous bequest means that his ever-popular story continues to directly benefit sick children.

Available here

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