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Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

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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Mary Poppins becomes a nanny at the Banks to take care of their children coming out of the east wind. They go on wild adventures and with her magic she making things that are making believe become real. Mary Poppins made the childrens lives magically.
My personal reaction was you can believe in whatever you want to.
Classroom extension that may be good for this book are making of paper umbrellas. Another is going on adventure outside.
  b.duggins13 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Despite Travers' Mary lacking the cheery optimism of her Disney counterpart, the original story is full of moments of wonder, from traveling around the world, to a trip to the zoo where the humans are kept in cages. Travers' writing, especially when it pertains to Mary, has a dry sort of wit to it that makes for an entertaining read.
  jlange4 | Mar 18, 2015 |
The children's love and affection for Mary Poppins is really displayed at a deeper level in this story, because you get to experience how much they missed her once she was gone! I liked reading this one because it had less elements I remember from the movie as a child. I also liked that she gave an indication that she would be able to and would in fact return, if they needed her.
  loross | Mar 13, 2015 |
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 |
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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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If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the policeman at the cross-roads.
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!

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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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