Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure

Tom Pow

A remarkably imaginative story featuring J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, set in Moat Brae House, Dumfries, the place which inspired Barrie to write his world-famous play and novel.
Date Published :
May 2015
Publisher :
BC Books
Contributor(s) :
Ian Andrew
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781780272269
Pages : 32
Dimensions : 8.8 X 10.2 inches
Stock Status : In stock


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.

About The Author

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).


Precise illustrations by Ian Andrew evoke fantasy with a sharpness of fact

- The Sunday Times

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

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