The first appearance of Peter Pan
occurred in James M. Barrie
's book The Little White Bird
, as a story told to a child named Davey. Later, Barrie produced the tale as a seperate book, called Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
, in 1906. It was done as a response to the success of his play Peter Pan
(sometimes called Peter and Wendy
), which was also later made into a book.
The book included illustrations by renowned artist Arthur Rackham. It is about Peter as a baby, living in Kensington Gardens in London with the birds and fairies, refusing to grow up. It is his pre-Neverland days, where he is a little older and fighting Captain Hook.
The book is divided into four parts: