Questions tagged [j-m-barrie]

For questions about the fantasy works of J. M. Barrie, a Scottish writer who lived from 1860 to 1937. He was the author of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

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How did J. M. Barrie come up with the names for the Lost Boys?

In Peter Pan, four of the six Lost Boys are named: Tootles, Nibs, Curly, and Slightly. How did Barrie come up with these names? Were they common nicknames at the time the play was written? "Curly&...
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Why can't the Lost Boys fly?

In Peter Pan, all you need to do to fly is think of a wonderful thought, any happy little thought. All it takes is faith and trust ohh and there's dust. Pixie dust. Why then can't the Lost Boys fly? ...