Someone famous, I don’t remember who, said it is crucial to read the classics rather than anemic interpretations on them, and Peter Pan is a case in point. Additionally, it brings up another important aspect of fantasy: the logic of magic. Imagination runs rampant here, but that is the natural landscape for it, and the narrative swoops and flies exactly like the magic it describes, running from person to person and time to time, to imagination, and back to reality, with neither being more important than the other.
Lessons. One – I do need to read classics. It is inevitable, now. Two – the logic of the magic must be understood, must reflect the theme, and must be supported by the narrative. It must be woven throughout the story.
See the beautiful and illustrated version.