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Mary Poppins Opens the Doorby P. L. Travers
Synopses & Reviews
With a boom and a burst of fireworks, Mary Poppins returns, falling from the sky like a shooting star. She arrives not a moment too late: The Banks home is in complete shambles — five wild children without a nanny are five children too many!
But Mary Poppins swiftly takes the Banks children in hand, and along with her squawking parrot-headed umbrella, they set off on a new round of marvelous adventures. A visit to Mr. Twigley's music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, a ride on Miss Calico's enchanted candy canes — all of this and more are just part of a typical day out when the world's most beloved nanny is in charge.
"Better than ever....Fabulous!" The New York Times Book Review
"[S]o rich...in nursery lore, so sparkling with magic, so warmly understanding of children." The Horn Book
Mary Poppins returns, falling from the sky like a shooting star! Soon Mary and the kids are off on a new round of marvelous adventures. A visit to Mr. Twigley's music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, a ride on Miss Calico's enchanted candy canes — all part of an average day out with the world's most beloved nanny.
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.
Mary Poppins reappears just in time! According to her tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown "Worse and Worse" since she went away. But the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them. A visit to Mr. Twigleys music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, and a ride on Miss Calicos enchanted candy canes are all part of an average day out with everyone's favorite nanny.
About the Author
P. L. Traversandnbsp;(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.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Fifth of November 1
Chapter Two: Mr. Twigley's Wishes 33
Chapter Three: The Cat That Looked at a King 62
Chapter Four: The Marble Boy 95
Chapter Five: Peppermint Horses 129
Chapter Six: High Tide 158
Chapter Seven: Happy Ever After 189
Chapter Eight: The Other Door 221
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