March 14, 2005
Peter Pan II: The Quarterlife Crisis? . . .
by Dennis Johnson
The authorized sequel to Peter Pan will come from British author Geraldine McCaughrean , according to a Reuters wire report by Paul Majendie. McCaughrean, who won her third Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year prize in January for Not The End of the World, was selected from 100 writers by the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, which holds the rights to J.M. Barrie‘s classic tale. According to the Majendie, the hospital “launched the search for a sequel last year to mark the centenary of the classic and to keep much needed funds flowing when the copyright runs out — in Europe in 2007 and in the United States in 2023.”
Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.