Synopses & Reviews
Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park. Featuring a gilded cover, a foreword by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by P. L. Travers about the writing of Mary Poppins,
this handsome volume will make a lovely gift for fans new and old.
Travel on the east wind to Cherry Tree Lane with Mary in these stories
that inspired the classic film, the stage show, and young imaginations
the world over.
About the Author
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