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BC Books
Publication Date
14 May 2015
In stock
Birlinn Ltd
Age Range
5 - 7
Colour illustrations throughout

Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure

Illustrated by Ian Andrew

‘This is the most charming and beautifully crafted story that captures the spirit and essence of imagination in the very same way that the garden at Moat Brae first inspired J M Barrie and the creation of his iconic character – Peter Pan’ – Joanna Lumley, Patron, Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

'Precise illustrations by Ian Andrew evoke fantasy with a sharpness of fact' – The Sunday Times

'Charming' – Books For Keeps

One day, Daisy’s grandmother takes her to an overgrown garden. Many, many years before other children had played in that garden – Sixteen String Jack and Dare Devil Dick were shipwrecked there; and often they fought pirates side by side till the sun went down. But it was only Sixteen String Jack whose fame would never die, for he grew up to become J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

In this poignant and beautifully illustrated story, award winning writer Tom Pow and Sendak Fellow Ian Andrew search out the magic that, in time, would produce the most famous character in children’s literature.

Tom Pow is an award-winning writer and poet. From 2001 to 2003 he was the first writer in residence at the Edinburgh International Books Festival and he was Writer in Residence at the National Library of Scotland in 2013. His books for children in include Callum’s Big Day and Who Is The World For?, which won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book of the Year (2001).

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