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Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure

Written by Tom Pow / Illustrated by Ian Andrew

£9.99

114 in stock

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ISBN: 9781780272269
Published: 21 May 2015
Format: Hardback
Extent: 32
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: BC Books
Categories:
Children's
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About the Book

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.

The Author

Tom Pow

Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950. Primarily an award-winning poet, he has also written young adult novels, picture books, radio plays and travel books. He has held various writing posts, including that of Scottish/Canadian Writing Fellow, based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and Virtual Writer in Residence (Scotland's first) for the Scottish Library Association's Scottish Writers Project. Tom was the first ever Writer in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival from 2001 to 2003. From 2000 to 2009, he was a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Storytelling at the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, and is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow there as well as a part-time lecturer on Lancaster University's distance learning Masters in Creative Writing. More information can be found at www.tompow.co.uk.