Birthday of J.M. Barrie

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Peter_Pan_1915_cover_2.jpgScottish author J.M. Barrie, best known as the creator of Peter Pan, was born on May 9, 1860. The character of the boy who wouldn't grow up was inspired by Barrie's brother, who died in an ice-skating accident the day before his 14th birthday, and first appeared as a seven-day-old baby in The Little White Bird and then a stage play before appearing in his best known role in the 1904 novel which bears his name. Peter, a mischievous and cocky boy who can fly, spends his eternal childhood as the leader of the Lost Boys on the island of Neverland.

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