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Mary Poppins
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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Series, Book 1
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The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family

Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. 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!

The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family

Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. 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!

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  • P. L. Travers (1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and author of the Mary Poppins books. She wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.

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  • AudioFile Magazine The east wind drops the mysterious Mary Poppins onto Jane and Michael's doorstep in response to their mother's advertisement for a nanny. Narrator Sophie Thompson conveys the story's sense of wonder with drawn-out or whispered words. And with bubbly enthusiasm she provides a diverse range of voices for the numerous human and animal characters frolicking in Poppins's magical outings. Thompson's high-pitched voice works well to inject some humor into the female characters; however, many of the male voices, like Mr. Banks's and Bert's, suffer, coming across more like the voices of boys than of men. While the fuzzy transitions between characters may cause slight confusion, young listeners will most likely be whisked along by the energetic performance. M.F. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
  • New York Times "When Mary Poppins is about, her young charges can never tell where the real world merges into make-believe. Neither can the reader, and that is one of the hallmarks of good fantasy."
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