Friday, October 06, 2006

Peter Pan Flys Again!

In 1937, J.M. Barrie bequeathed the copyright of his classic tale Peter Pan--and all those royalty checks -- to London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. But in 2007, the agreement runs out. So the Hospital's trustees launched a worldwide search for an author to write an authorized sequel and award-winning British writer Geraldine McCaughrean was chosen to continue the legend of Peter and his friends. The result is Peter Pan in Scarlet, released in the U.S. on October 5. The royalties from this new book will be split between McCaughrean and the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

McCaughrean won the American Library Association's "Best Book for Young Adults" award in for The Pirate's Son (1998) and for The Kite Rider in 2003.

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