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Mary Poppins (1934)

by P. L. TRAVERS

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Series: Mary Poppins (P.L.Travers) (1)

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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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Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers was a good book and makes you wonder if she, Mary Poppins, was more than just some magical nanny. It was well written and amazingly has much to do with stars. This was nothing like the Disney film but also it seemed like the actually book would be a difficult movie. ( )
  Jazz1987 | Aug 27, 2022 |
I always loved the movie, but I think the book is so much better.

The movie version of Mary Poppins was so sugary-sweet. The book version is a lot more vinegar - and a lot more interesting.

The book is a series of stories and adventures - each more magical and improbable than the next.

I'm so glad to have read the "real" Mary Poppins! ( )
  sriddell | Aug 6, 2022 |
Such a fun read. Even though the movie had differences both versions are a delight and kids of all ages, grown ups too, will enjoy both equally. ( )
  scamp1234 | Jul 28, 2022 |
No es aconsejable transitar por los mitos forjados en la infancia personal. En el mejor de los casos el mito se desvanece ante una visión más adulta aunque no necesariamente más certera; en el peor, la decepción hace saltar el mito por los aires dejando una sensación de amargura.

Obrita sencilla, sin pretensiones literarias más allá del entretenimiento. Sin embargo, el lector puede hacer un ejercicio de sobreinterpretación y escarbar en la sencilla superficie para encontrar, o imaginar, una serie de guiños y simulacros: el viento del este, ¿acaso para el imaginario europeo lo novedoso no vino siempre del oriente?; ¿qué niño no ha considerado los bolsos de las señoras como recipientes llenos de sorpresas innumerables?; el esnobismo de la señora Banks como ejemplo de la burguesía del periodo de entreguerras; en lugar del espejo de Alicia la puerta hacia otros mundos son los cuadros de Bert; la negativa a crecer de los bebés John y Bárbara recuerdan al rebelde Peter Pan; como hada experimentada Mary es capaz de hablar con los animales siguiendo la estela de los cuentos populares; la visión que los bebés tienen del ridículo mundo de los adultos; interesante mostrar a la serpiente como ser primigenio, ¿diosa madre?, emulando a los antiguos mitos prehelénicos y sumerio-babilónicos; …

O todas estas opiniones son fruto de la añoranza manriqueña y la melancolía.
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  GilgameshUruk | Jul 17, 2022 |
Did not like the book. Each chapter is a separate adventure not relating to the past chapters. Mary Poppins is an unlikeable woman - prideful and rude. ( )
  MaryRachelSmith | Jul 12, 2022 |
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TRAVERS, P. L.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bompiani, LetiziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Delignon, EmanuelaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kessel, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lemke, HorstIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Makatsch, HeikeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poussard, ElnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sardà, JúliaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shepard, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tholema, A.C.Translatorsecondary 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.
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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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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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Two English children's new nanny arrives on the East Wind, slides up the bannister, carries an empty carpet bag with all kinds of things in it, and introduces Jane and Michael to some delightful people and magical experiences.
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