Did you know the character Peter Pan was created by the writer, Sir James Matthew Barrie? Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up was introduced as a play in 1904. In 1911, the novel Peter and Wendy was published. Both the play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan; Wendy, John, and Michael Darling; the Lost Boys; Tinkerbell; Captain Hook; and the other characters that live in Neverland. The character of Peter Pan was created for the stories J.M. Barrie told to the five boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, a family he was very good friends with. The name ‘Wendy’ was inspired by the young daughter of another friend, who at the time could not pronounce her ‘R’s. When she tried to say ‘friendly’, it sounded like ‘fwendy’.
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