Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is the second literary work that features J.M. Barrie’s iconic character, Peter Pan. Kensington Gardens was published in 1908, though much of the text appeared in chapters 13-18 in Barrie’s earlier novel, The Little White Bird. The text for Kensington Gardens was altered slightly to make it more fitting for children, as The Little White Bird was more of an adult’s book.
Many people consider Kensington Gardens to be a tale that takes place before the much better known Peter and Wendy. However, it may have actually been an earlier version of the well-known novel, since the two books have some similarities, such as a young female character who is infatuated with Peter.
The story takes place in the Kensington Gardens, which are “in London, where the King lives.”