NeverlandCharacter Origins


Created by Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan is a mischievous boy who can fly and never grows old. Pan first appeared in the 1902 novel The Little White Bird, but his most famous appearance was in the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, in which he was described as a beautiful boy "clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that flow from trees." Capable of flight and seemingly without fear, Peter epitomizes brash youth and a spirit of adventure.


An orphan and street urchin, the young Peter is taken in by Jimmy Hook, for whom he becomes the leader of a gang of young pickpockets and thieves. Peter has a sharp mind and a devotion to Jimmy, who he sees as a father figure. For him, Neverland promises high adventure and a whole new world to explore.

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