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Mary Poppins (Odyssey Classics) Paperback – September 15, 1997
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For all her offended sniffs and humphs, Mary Poppins is likely the most exciting nanny England--and the world--has ever seen. Young Jane and Michael Banks have no idea what's in store for them when Mary Poppins blows in on the east wind one autumn evening. Soon, though, the children are having tea on the ceiling, flying around the world in a minute (visiting polar bears and hyacinth macaws on the way), and secretly watching as their unusual nanny pastes gold paper stars to the sky. Mary's stern and haughty exterior belies the delightful nonsense she harbors; her charges, as well as her literary fans, respect and adore her.
Grownups who have forgotten Mary Poppins's true charms will be tickled pink to rediscover this uniquely unsentimental fantasy. Younger readers will walk into Mary's world without batting an eye--of course the animals in the zoo exchange places with people on the night of the full moon. Certainly a falling star landing on a cow's horn will make her dance ceaselessly. Why wouldn't one be able to enter into a chalk picture? The only disappointing aspect of this classic is that it doesn't go on forever! (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
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This has a lot of great imaginative details, and different areas that were not covered in the movie. I don't want to give to much away, this is a quick read for an adult and would be fun to read along with your young one.
I would suggest reading it first so you can plan ahead questions to ask your little one along the way; make it fun and see what they predict what would happen next.
This was a wonderfully delightful book to read again and I can't wait till my little one is old enough so we can share in the magic of Mary Poppins!
We are just starting book II — Mary Poppins Comes Back. The stories seem a little stronger in this one than in the first Mary Poppins book.
As for the format of the book, I appreciate that the font size is generous, and all the original illustrations remain in this printing.
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p.s. book is as good as the first.