Book Crushes: Gorgeous Editions of Peter Pan & Wendy

Hello, book lovers. Today I wanted to share with you some beautiful cover art for the beloved Peter Pan and Wendy story by J. M. Barrie. Each image will be linked to a website where the edition can be purchased.

This post was inspired by one of my (former?) classmates who did her research paper and presentation on J. M. Barrie’s adaptations of Peter Pan from play to novel. When I saw her cute hardback copy of Peter and Wendy, I knew I had to make this post. (No luck on finding that particular edition though)

This first one is my favorite:

J. M. Barrie’s classic children’s story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter films.

I’ve been to a couple events where I got to hear MinaLima give talks and show artwork from the Harry Potter film sets, and let me tell you – they are amazing. This edition is slated to come out this June, and I am very excited. I love the metallic details on the cover. The illustrations are bound to be fantastic.

This first American edition is breathtakingly decorated:

First American Edition with Scribner’s seal and “Published October, 1911” to copyright page. A fine copy with Peter, Mermaids & the Click-Tock Crocodile to the front and Captain Hook to the spine.

Or if you’re not willing to shell out $1000 for a first edition, the book depository has done a mock-up inspired by the first edition. It’s much more reasonably priced:


Then there’s the Puffin Classic cover art:

Puffin Classic illustrated by Daniela Terrazzini

And another by Puffin, this time from Puffin Chalk:

Art by Tanamachi Studio

And here is a really cool time lapse video of this artwork being drawn:

And last but not least, here is the Folio Society edition, illustrated by Debra McFarlane:

This large-format edition is modelled on the most beautiful children’s books of the Edwardian era. Artist Debra McFarlane has created 12 entrancing colour plates and 23 black-and-white ink drawings, including a delightful map of Neverland. With pale blue endpapers printed with a design by the artist and a silver-and-pink blocked royal blue binding, this is a book to treasure and hand down for generations.

5 thoughts on “Book Crushes: Gorgeous Editions of Peter Pan & Wendy

  1. So beautiful. My dream is to find a classic book I love and collect different editions of the book. There are so many fantastic book covers out there!


    1. That sounds wonderful! I love classics’ book covers because there have been so many over the years. I think I might do Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland next 🙂


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