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Mary Poppins
Uniform Title:
Mary Poppins. Spanish
Publication Information:
Madrid : Alianza Editorial, ©2002.
Physical Description:
225 p. : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
"BT 8050"--Spine.
The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.


Call Number

On Order


Author Notes

Born in Australia to an Irish father and a Scottish mother, Helen Lyndon Goff aka. P. L. Travers was a voracious reader and began to write while she was still a child. She did some acting but quickly moved into literary and dramatic criticism; she wrote some highly respected poetry as well. However, it is her series of books for children, starting with Mary Poppins (1934), on which her fame rests. The prim, kindly, and enchanting nanny takes charge of the Banks's household and brings the children a seemingly endless stream of fantasy adventures. The book was an immediate success. Walt Disney's (see Vol. 3) musical version, in 1964, brought the stories to an even wider audience. Subsequent books about Mary Poppins include Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins from A to Z, and Mary Poppins and the House Next Door. Other more recent books include About Sleeping Beauty (1975) and Two Pair of Shoes (1980). Travers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1977. She lived into advanced old age, but her health was declining toward the end of her life. Travers died in London on April 23,1996 at the age of 96.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Mary Poppins takes charge of the Banks children and changes their lives forever. By P.L. Travers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Newly designed, and still containing the original artwork, these four books from the beloved series are now available as Harcourt Brace Young Classics hardcover editions and Odyssey Classics paperback editions. Reviews 1/35, 12/52, 1/44. From HORN BOOK Fall 1998, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.