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Available May 05, 2015
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Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)by P. L. Travers
Synopses & Reviews
The Borrowersand#8212;the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be preciseand#8212;are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are and#8220;borrowedand#8221; from the and#8220;human beansand#8221; who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer!
Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Book
Donand#8217;t miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged.
This classicand#160;tale tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes.
A big celebration for three tiny heroes ... The Borrowers are fifty!
This classic tale of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes, has a brand-new look!
With a brand new look, this classic tale continues to enchant readers of all ages!
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 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. Twigleyand#8217;s music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, a ride on Miss Calicoand#8217;s enchanted candy canes--all part of an average day out with the worldand#8217;s most beloved nanny.
About the Author
P. L. Travers (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.
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.
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