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Mary Poppins in the Park (1952)

by P. L. Travers

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Series: Mary Poppins (P.L.Travers) (4)

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More adventures of Mary Poppins, Michael, Jane, the twins, and baby Annabel.

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Apart from the last story which was maybe a bridge too far in terms of repetitiveness, i overall really enjoyed that.

Maybe it was because i paced these 6 tales out, only reading one every 3 or 4 days. Also, knowing that these are extraneous stories i think helped rather than hindered.

You might have thought that this being just extra stuff would reduce the enjoyment but most Poppins stories feel episodic anyway, but they’re stuck inside a novel, at least here your braced for random episodes rather than expecting an extended story-arc.

The downside to these is the repetitiveness mentioned above. Not only the general repetitiveness of the stories when compared to other Poppins tales but also an internal repetitiveness. Several of these have long sections of multiple characters showing up and doing the same actions.

Still for whatever reasons 5 of these 6 really hit the spot, in particular, Lucky Thursday is nicely disturbed :P and the Children in the Story has some Matrix, what's real? elements, that i thought was pretty interesting. ( )
  wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |
This actually is not a separate visit from stern and charming Mary Poppins but adventures that happened in her prior visits. Still, most children will love a magical and extraordinary adventure in the park with Mary Poppins.

Some of the characters from the previous books reappear including , the imperious Park Keeper, Fred Smith; Miss Lucinda Lark and her dogs, Mrs. Corry and her giant daughters, Egbert the Policeman, , and Bert the Match Man. Some new ones emerge, too: a trio of charming princes, Mr. Mo and his tiny park and family, a cat star. Some of the adventures are delightful while some are simply enjoyable enough.

Mary Poppins, you see, never, ever explains. But, she always entertains. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
More adventures of Mary Poppins and the Banks children in the park. ( )
  tloeffler | Oct 7, 2014 |
This was the only Mary Poppins book I read and I didn't like it, probably because I read it at the wrong age, I was too old for it and it just didn't take - it wasn't like the film. Would have been better to have read it first before seeing the film. ( )
  mlfhlibrarian | Sep 19, 2013 |
Thoroughly enjoyable entry in the Mary Poppins series. Unlike the three books before it, this has only six chapters instead of 10, which allows the stories to be a little longer and more interesting. I also like that as the series goes along, the other characters get caught up in the magical adventures too. ( )
  simchaboston | Apr 8, 2013 |
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Travers, P. L.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepard, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilcke, EllaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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