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We all know that the tale of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling is a great story. The story of J. M. Barrie himself is also a fascinating one, recounted and dramatized numerous times. But dig a little deeper: Peter Pan's lesser-known "origin story" is also an entertaining one, and so are Barrie's other works. Barrie's friends and family had interesting lives, as did the actors, the illustrators, etc. who brought his works to life. This is the place to find all that out. The goal is that this site will be able to provide the answer to random questions like "Who played Tootles in Hook and what else has he done?" or "Whatever happened to the boy that Michael Darling was named after?" and provide a springboard to other sources of information if you want to learn even more. Like a boy who will never grow up, this will forever be a work in progress; the site currently contains 599 articles and 1,084 images.
Although Peter Pan is popular with children, this site is not censored for their benefit. It is written for an adult audience, and includes some information (and images) unsuitable for young children.
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- Jason A. Quest, Editor