Peter Pan

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The cover of J. M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy. It was first published in 1911. The drawing is by F. D. Bedford.

Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). He is a magical boy who can fly and who refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood playing on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys. He and Tinker Bell, who is a fairy, are always together. His mortal enemy is called Captain Hook and he sails on a pirate ship called the Jolly Roger crewed by the most evil band of pirates imaginable. By thinking of happy thoughts, Peter Pan can fly!