J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Peter Pan and three flyingMy favorite scene in Disney’s Peter Pan, the animated classic created in 1953.  J.M. Barrie, author and playwright, born on May 9, 1860 in Scotland, is best known for writing Peter Pan in 1904.

Barrie wrote his first novel, Better Dead, in 1887, and then several novels set in Scotland.  In 1890, he began to write plays and that same year he met the five Llewelyn Davies brothers who were the inspiration for Peter Pan. When the boys’ parents died, Barrie became their guardian.

Barrie wrote mostly plays after Peter Pan and he died on June 19, 1937 in London, England.

James Barrie wrote Peter Pan


Information from: http://www.biography.com/people/jm-barrie-9200058.


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2 responses to “J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

  1. ladywinfred

    Ever see FINDING NEVERLAND with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, a semi-biographical film about Barrie and his relationship with a family that inspired him to create PETER PAN? It’s a good one.



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