Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up is J. M. Barrie's most famous work. It tells the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous yet innocent little boy who can fly, and has many adventures on the island of Neverland that is inhabited by mermaids, fairies, Native Americans and pirates. The play debuted in London on 27 December 1904. A Broadway production was mounted in 1905. The novel was first published in 1911.