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Mary Poppins (Collins Modern Classics)

Mary Poppins (Collins Modern Classics)

Author: P. L. Travers
Series: Essential Modern Classics
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The Banks children, Jane and Michael, change nannies just about as often as most people change their clothes. It's not that they're naughty, exactly - just awkward. Everyone in the household is at their wits' end with them - until Mary Poppins arrives.

Reviews

"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."--"The New York Times"

Author description

P.L. Travers, born in 1899, grew up on a sugar plantation in Australia, and was one of three sisters. She worked as a secretary, a dancer and an actress, but writing was P.L. Travers's real love, and for many years she was a journalist. It was while recuperating from a serious illness that she wrote Mary Poppins -- "to while away the days, but also to put down something that had been in my mind for a long time", she said. She recieved an OBE in 1977, and died in 1996.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780007286416
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • : December 2007
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New edition
  • : 172
  • : en
  • : P. L. Travers
  • : (Chapter Headings)
  • : 823.912
  • : 10+
  • : Paperback