J.M. Barrie's fantasy adventure with pirates, mermaids, and fairies, brought to life in a new book-and-CD edition." Peter Pan refuses to grow up. Instead he spends his never-ending childhood making mischief and seeking out adventure as leader of the Lost Boys on the small island of Neverland. His only cares in the world are stopping the pirates, led by the dangerous Captain Hook, from hurting any of his friends. Occasionally he even gets to see kids from the ordinary world, but he has never brought one back. Until he meets Wendy Darling... With Hear It Read It, Sourcebooks is proud to introduce a new take on this classic story, in a sturdy hardcover that children will return to again and again. For generations parents and grandparents have shared the classics with children as they start to read and "graduate" from ABCs to picture books to chapter books. These tales need no introduction: they are the same stories that were read to them, the very same adventures that filled their imaginations and taught them the power of the word to change and challenge. Sourcebooks' Peter Pan is a bridge that introduces budding readers to chapter books. It includes not only the abridged story and 20 engaging black and white illustrations, but also the same version read on audio CD, letting kids choose how to enjoy: listen to the story, read along with the CD, or read the story to themselves. The CD is produced by Naxos, a leader in junior classics on audio, and read by film and television actor Samuel West, with music and occasional effects to set the mood. Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included CD contains a dramatic reading-with music and sound effects-that matches the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along. HEAR IT READ IT classics give young readers the best possible introduction to the world's timeless tales.