Come Away, Come Away!

To mark 150 years since J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

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AR01Peanut Butter And Cello2010050420101024
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To mark 150 years since J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.A young girl from the favela carries an unexpected burden on a cross-city journey.

Melody Grove reads 'Peanut Butter and Cello' by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Geraldine McCaughrean has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award for her books written for all ages.

In 2004 she fought off fierce competition to be selected by the Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write an official sequel to 'Peter Pan'.

Her novel, 'Peter Pan In Scarlet', was published to critical acclaim in 2006.

By Geraldine McCaughrean.

A young girl from the favelas carries a precious burden.

To mark the 150th anniversary of J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

A young girl from the favelas carries a precious burden on a hazardous cross-city journey.

Reader: Melody Grove.

To mark 150 years since J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Geraldine McCaughrean has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award for her books written for all ages. In 2004 she fought off fierce competition to be selected by the Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write an official sequel to 'Peter Pan'. Her novel, 'Peter Pan In Scarlet', was published to critical acclaim in 2006.

By Geraldine McCaughrean. A cello and her owner have adventures.

AR02Daredevil2010050520101031
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20120720 (BBC7)
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20130625 (BBC7)

A reckless challenge leads to a dark discovery in a tale of nature and brotherhood.

James Bryce reads 'Daredevil' by Michael Morpurgo.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie was born, birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books including 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' and 'Kensuke's Kingdom'.

The stage production of his 2007 novel, 'War Horse' has just transferred to the West End after an award-winning run at the National Theatre.

By Michael Morpurgo.

A reckless challenge leads to a dark discovery.

To mark the 150th anniversary of J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

Reader: James Bryce

A young boy's dare brings a dreadful discovery. Read by James Bryce.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie was born, birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books including 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' and 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. The stage production of his 2007 novel, 'War Horse' has just transferred to the West End after an award-winning run at the National Theatre.

By Michael Morpurgo. A young boy's dare brings a dreadful discovery. Read by James Bryce.

AR03 LASTThe Beautiful Freedom Cage2010050620101107
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Alam travels from his desolate mountain community to the glittering promise of Europe, where he hopes to learn the true meaning of freedom.

Laura Smales reads 'The Beautiful Freedom Cage' by Julie Bertagna.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults and will shortly publish the final part of her acclaimed Savage Earth saga, 'Aurora'.

She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Book Awards.

By Julie Bertagna.

Alam travels from his desolate mountain community to Europe.

To mark the 150th anniversary of J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute new stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'.

Reader: Laura Smales.

Alam goes on a dangerous journey to reach the glittering promise of Europe.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults and will shortly publish the final part of her acclaimed Savage Earth saga, 'Aurora'. She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Book Awards.

By Julie Bertagna. Alam goes on a dangerous journey to the glittering promise of Europe.