Friday, May 25, 2012

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins By: P.L.Travers

This is the story of Mary Poppins.  It shares the story of how Mary came to be the Nanny of the Banks children on Cherry Tree Lane. Mary has magical powers to her that allow things that are unexpected and very strange to happen all around her.  She works with the children to have them mind their manners and follow directions.

I read this because I had just seen the Broadway Musical and of course have seen the movie many times. I never knew that there was an actual series of chapter books (5 of them) about Mary Poppins.  It was interesting in that it is different from the feel of Mary that you get from the movie and musical. She is more distant from the kids and seems like a much stranger person in the book. Maybe that is attributed to it being and older novel written in 1934. Another difference is that in the book there are four children not just two and some of the events as told in the book are different and there are more strange things that happen with the children.  Interesting.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 0-15-252595-5

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