Peter Pan's Shadow

Real Name

Peter Pan's Shadow

First Appearance

Peter & Wendy (1904)

Created by

J.M. Barrie & Ela Q. May


Early in Peter and Wendy, a closing window severs Peter Pan from his shadow, causing the two to become separate living entities. Several days later, Peter's return to find his shadow precipitates the major action of the story: the Darling children's flight to Neverland.

Wendy is later able to sew Peter and his shadow back together.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Peter and Wendy (and, presumably, anywhere else Peter and some light both appear as well).


  • The Peter Pan play is not in the public domain in England or the United States. Special legislation was passed that gave the play a perpetual copyright. The characters, however, are in the public domain (as are the novels).

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