Peter Pan, by James M. Barrie
Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy, often known simply as Peter Pan, is a work by James M. Barrie, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel.
Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a little boy who can fly, and has many adventures on the island of Neverland. The Peter Pan stories also involve the characters of Wendy Darling and her two brothers, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family.
Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in 1928.
The play has been adapted as a pantomime, stage musical, a television special, and several films, including a 1924 silent film, the 1953 Disney animated film, and a 1954 Broadway musical version, which became popular on television.
The novel was first published in 1911.James M. Barrie never described Peter Pan's appearance in detail, leaving much of it to the imagination of the reader and the interpretation of anyone adapting the character. So, each of us had their Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who flies and supernaturally refuses to grow up.