The Peter Pan Story is about a mischievous young boy named Peter. Not only does he never get any older, He also has the ability to fly. As a young boy, he has been able to gather a bunch of other boys together into a gang called the "Lost Boys". Peter and his gang live on a small island called Neverland.
In the Peter Pan Story the "Lost Boys" spend most of their time living adventures that involve pirates and fairies. They do sometimes meet ordinary children from the outside world. Wendy Darling was one of the ordinary children that they met. She is a very important part of the story. The book was first published with the title "Peter and Wendy"
Peter sometimes liked to fly and he discovered in Kensington the Mary Darling house. He would fly there in the evening and sit in an open window so that he could listen to Mrs. Darling tell bedtime stories to her children. He was seen one night by Mrs. Darling and while fleeing his shadow fell off. When he went back the next night to get his shadow, he met Wendy Darling. She helped him recover his shadow and they became good friends.
For the remainder of the story you must read the book.
Peter Pan Author --- A lot of people ask, "Who wrote The Peter Pan Story?" Most fairy tales come from old folklore and have been handed down from generation to generation. The first mention of this story was in 1902. This story is a fairy tale because it has a fairy named Tinkerbell as one of the main characters. It was created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937).
The first mention of Peter Pan by the author was in the earlier book "The Little White Bird" published by J. M. Barrie in 1902. In 1904, the Peter Pan Story as we know it, opened as a very successful stage play named "Peter Pan Or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up". The play was later adapted to a novel and published in 1911 titled "Peter and Wendy". The title of the novel was later changed to "Peter Pan and Wendy" and still later to the present day "Peter Pan".
Peter Pan Characters --- In the Peter Pan Story, Peter has many personality traits that are not very nice. He is boastful, cocky and careless and is always telling everyone how great he is. He has a wild "devil may care" attitude.That said, one of his strongest good qualities is that he is a very brave young man when facing danger. He says "To die will be an awfully big adventure".
One of the things that Peter worries about is 'growing up'. He fears that being an adult will not be any 'fun'. That is where the name of the stage play came from ("Peter Pan Or The Boy That Would Not Grow Up").
Peter Pan And Wendy --- "Peter and Wendy" was the name of the first book published that was adapted from the stage play. In the story, Peter meets Wendy one night and she helps him re-attach his shadow. He convinces her and her brothers to go back to Neverland with him.
Tinkerbell From Peter Pan --- The author describes Tinker Bell as a Tinker Fairy that takes care of fixing kitchen pots and pans. When she speaks, it is in fairy talk which sounds like bells ringing to non-fairies. She is described as sometimes being spoiled and bad tempered. At other times she is helpful and kind, especially to Peter.
Peter Pan Captain Hook --- Captain James Hook is the captain of the pirate ship "Jolly Roger". He is a graduate of Eton, a very prestigious boys school in England. He is forever correcting people around him for having "Bad" manners.
He wears an Iron hook in place of his right hand. He lost his hand in a sword fight with Peter. When the hand fell into the water it was eaten by a saltwater crocodile. The crocodile so loved the taste of the hand that he is forever following Captain Hook hoping to get the opportunity to eat the rest of Captain Hook.
Peter Pan Pirate Ship --- The Peter Pan Pirate Ship is named the JOLLY ROGER. It is the only home of Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and the Pirate Crew. It is the base where Captain Hook plans all his nasty tricks and the only place in Neverland where He, Mr. Smee and the Pirate Crew are somewhat safe.
This is a picture of Peter Pan and Wendy on the deck of the Peter Pan Pirate Ship. Wendy has been captured and tied to the mast. Peter is trying to rescue Wendy while the pirate crew is occupied by some other event Peter had cooked up.
Peter Pan Crocodile --- The crocodile is a very dangerous, large saltwater crocodile. He plays an important part in the Peter Pan Story. He has a nick-name of Tick-Tock because at some earlier time he had swallowed an alarm clock and the clock makes a loud tick-tock sound where-ever he goes.
Captain Hook had his right hand cut off in an earlier sword fight with Peter. The hand had fell in the ocean and was eaten by the Crocodile. It tasted so good, the crocodile decided he wanted some more of the "Delicious" Captain Hook. So, where ever Capt. Hook goes the Crocodile follows with the hope of catching that delicious meal. Problem is, that every time he gets close, the Tick-Tock from the clock warns Capt. Hook and he is able to escape.