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Mary Poppins Opens the Door (Mary Poppins)


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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.

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. Twigleyand#8217;s music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, and a ride on Miss Calicoand#8217;s enchanted candy canes are all part of an average day out with everyone's favorite nanny.


More magnificent adventures with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.

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


The Fifth of ­November          

Mr. Twigleys ­Wishes           

The Cat That Looked at a ­King             

The Marble ­Boy    

Peppermint ­Horses

High ­Tide               

Happy Ever ­After 

The Other ­Door     

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Judith Gips, November 5, 2012 (view all comments by Judith Gips)
I literally grew up reading the original Mary Poppins works by PL Travers, and this, the third volume in the PL Travers series that began in the 1930s or so, is perhaps my favorite. It opens on a bleak and gray Guy Fawkes Day in London, and the Banks household is, as usual when Mary Poppins is absent, in an uproar. The children have been saving their Gay Fawkes skyrockets all year, and go to the Park to shoot them off, when who should appear on the blue spark of what seem to be a dud firecracker but the deadpan, ever-proper figure of Mary Poppins, who brings the household into shape with her secretive and singular magic and her bottomless Carpet Bag once again.

Mary Poppins is not just prim and strict; she is grouchy and vain and overall difficult, and unlike the figure with her name in the Disney musical of the 1960s, she does not sing sweet lullabies nor offer "a spoonful of sugar" to help the jobs get done. Her "Spit spot into the bathroom to brush your teeth!" is a directive, not a gentle suggestion. Se speaks rudely to shopkeepers and even to her employers, the Banks parents. Mary Poppins defies the rigid conventions of social class that pervade 20th century British society. Somehow, the children in her charge, and all who read the tales, know that all is made right by this mysterious and commanding presence who comes from another realm and knows far more than she will ever disclose.

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Product Details

Shepard, Mary; Sims, Agnes
Sims, Agnes
Shepard, Mary; Sims, Agnes
Shepard, Mary
Travers, Pamela L.
Shepard, Mary
Harcourt Children's Books
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Poppins, mary (fictitious character)
Children s All Ages - Literature
Fantasy & Magic
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Mary Poppins
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Jacket illustration by Mary Shepard
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:

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