Mary Poppins - P. L. Travers7.42

When the Banks children of Cherry Tree Lane need a governess, Mary Poppins arrives on a high East wind. Prim and efficient - and not a little vain – this proper British nanny would never feed her charges sugar with their medicine. As for singing and making a spectacle of herself in public – why, the very idea!

The fact that magic always happens around Mary, she ignores and denies, but as soon as the everyday world is safely given the slip, it does... and on special occasions, right out in public. (You'd be surprised how many ordinary-looking characters are at home out of the ordinary.) In case you're wondering, yes, there is Bert the Match Man, with his magic pictures, and there is a lucky chimney sweep in the Lane as well.

All of the Poppins books are delightfully illustrated by Mary Shepard, daughter of A. A. Milne illustrator Ernest Shepard.

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Release date: 1934
Genres: fantasy, childrens
Average rating: 7.42/10
Total ratings: 46
Updated: August 26, 2021

Mary Poppins :: Series

Mary Poppins7.42
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Mary Poppins in the Park7.10
Mary Poppins Opens the Door7.30
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The Magic Compass
Mary Poppins from A-Z
Mary Poppins in the Kitchen
Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
Mary Poppins and the House Next Door
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Mary Poppins Omnibooks