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Mary Poppins (original 1934; edition 1964)

by P. L. Travers

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Title:Mary Poppins
Authors:P. L. Travers
Info:London : Collins, 1964 (reprinted 1965). hardcover
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Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (1934)

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These are great stories. My dislike of them is not just Mary Poppins' denial of events that have happened, but the angry, bitchy way she does it! ( )
  jrsearcher | Feb 12, 2015 |
If one can say such things about a fantasy, the main character is much more realistic than the sugary Disney version. ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
Mary Poppins in Travers' book is more wild than the Disney version, but appealing all the same. She is something outside the normal world and wins the hearts of her charges by the magic of being near her. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jan 17, 2015 |
The book is "darker" than the movie was, yet it allows children to express their fears of abandonment and hopes for a better future. Some of the mysterious conundrums children are faced with in their attempt to understand adults are explored, though they are not necessarily resolved.

While I am glad to have listened to the audible edition of this first volume, I am not tempted to continue with the series.

Thompson gave a 5-star performance as a narrator. First class! ( )
  kaulsu | Dec 3, 2014 |
The classic tale about the nanny who could do it all. Mary Poppins, appears to be a children's novel but surprised me. Travers' writing style was great. Worth the read. ( )
  Rosenstern | Sep 14, 2014 |
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P. L. Traversprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poussard, ElnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shepard, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thompson, SophieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To My Mother
1875-1928
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If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the policeman at the cross-roads.
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But Jane and Michael were not taken in by that snap. For they could see in Mary Poppins's eyes something that, if she were anybody else but Mary Poppins, might have been described as tears.... (p. 194)
Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?
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The wind brings four English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152058109, Hardcover)

From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. Featuring the charming original cover art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers of all ages.

It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:04:43 -0400)

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An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.

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