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Peanut Butter and Cello, by Geraldine McCaughrean

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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 May 2010

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.

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.

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