P. L. Travers
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By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks. From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. 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!
Mary Poppins indeed
The world of Mary Poppins has been part of my life since I can remember. She has been a muse in my artistry and life. Thank you Mrs. for giving me an imagination.
Not the Story I Expected
Even after seeing Saving Mr Banks, I was not quite prepared for absolutely dry this story would be, for how self-centered and non kid-friendly Mary Poppins was, and for the rather abrupt ending. For the life of me, I have no idea why Diane and Sharon Disney so loved this book to the point their father would pursue PL Travers for 20 years to gain rights to the story. Obviously Walt and his brilliant team created the heartwarming adaptation of which most are familiar, but even that seemed like nearly a complete re-do even before Walt hosted Mrs Travers for the arduous two-week visit to Burbank.
Our reading class read this book as well as observed the play and film(Disney). The book was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. One of the major differences we noticed was that Poppins was much more of a witch like character in the book.
- Level: Grades 5-7
- Category: Classics
- Published: Sep 15, 1997
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English