Peter: The Untold True Story

by Christopher Daniel Mechling

Chris Mechling’s new historical novel, Peter, introduces readers to the amazing true story behind the fairy tale of PeterPan.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.84 out of 5
  • Published November 12th 2014 by Christopher Mechling
  • Original Title: Peter: The Untold True Story
  • ISBN: 0989127028 (ISBN13: 9780989127028)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Caroline of Ansbach
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Peter The Wild Boy
  • King George...more
  • George II
  • Princess Caroline
  • Princess Amelia
  • Princess Anne
  • Prince Frederick
  • Lord Hervey
  • Tomochichi
  • John Arbuthnot...less

Chris Mechling’s new historical novel, Peter, introduces readers to the amazing true story behind the fairy tale of Peter Pan. The book tells the adventures of the real boy who came to London and became a well-known figure more than a hundred years before James Barrie penned his classic. Peter the Wild Boy lived in eighteenth century England, through the reigns of three kings (all named George), and achieved legendary status in his own lifetime. He was not only a popular figure, but also drew intense philosophical and scientific study, and was a subject of interest to literary figures such as Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift. Peter retained a youthful appearance throughout his life, and had a joyful, intuitive spirit that was both challenging and infectious. This imaginative dramatization of the life of Peter the Wild Boy captures the joy, innocence and fire of a bright, feral child living in the midst of the Age of Enlightenment. It is narrated by the girl who perhaps knew him best. The epic story of his life, spanning approximately seventy years, navigates a tumultuous and thoughtful period in English history, rich with characters. Peter is a magical, poignant tale full of humor, love, and courage in the face of life’s difficulties. It will make you laugh, cry, dream and remember what it means to be young.