Synopses & Reviews
With a brand new look, this classic tale continues to enchant readers of all ages!
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!
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