Mary Poppins

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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
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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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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

Mary Poppins - so, like most people I am familiar with the 1964 Disney movie staring Julie Andrews. I have loved that film since I was little, but never read the original book the movie was based on ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

I couldn't remember until about halfway through whether I'd already read this one or not (I didn't think to check Goodreads, but it turns out I had). Some of the stories I didn't remember at all, and ... Read full review

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P. L. Travers (1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and the creator of Mary Poppins. Ms. Travers wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered. MARY SHEPARD (1910-2000) was the daughter of Ernest Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and The Wind in the Willows . She illustrated P. L. Travers's Mary Poppins books for more than fifty years.

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