Mary Poppins si casa de Alaturi (Romanian) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1995
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- Publisher : Rao (January 1, 1995)
- Language: : Romanian
- ASIN : B06XSD4GP7
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So after seeing SAVING MR. BANKS I was determined to read it again and see what I'd missed. I'm sad to say, I didn't miss anything. Mary--as written in the novel--is a terrible person who's rude to everyone, including the children. There is absolutely no rationale in the story for them to like her. Are they supposed to be enamored by her because she does a little magic now and then? Give me a break. Especially when she denies having done that magic and in essence calls the children liars for saying she did.
Plus, unlike in the movie, the novel has no real plot. It just meanders from day to day, waiting for the wind to change. The screenwriters must have realized that, and in making the movie they interjected the conflict between the children and their too-busy mother and their aloof father. The children just want to be loved, and Mary and Bert are the surrogate parents who give them that love; and the resolution comes when the children's real parents realize what they've been doing and resolve to take their rightful places as Michael and Jane's loving parents. That was why Mary left. Not because the wind changed. But because she was no longer needed.
I tip my hat to Walt and his screenwriters. They took a poorly written, irritating novel, and turned it into a brilliant, touching, wonderful film. I hope somewhere P.L. Travers is thanking them.
This edition is okay. However, you should be aware that it's not a hardcover book. but a perfect bound one even if its cover is hard. The book feels really awkward and may not be comfortable to read due to its thickness. The print is great though, and paper's not bad either. If you're after a quality edition of Mary Poppins, buy them single hardcover books, this one containing four books, doesn't look or feel as a proper hardcover book for almost 20 dollars. Avoid.
musical based on this book, but after watching the movie Saving Mr. Banks, I had to buy and read this book.
It was great! I love Mary Poppins and the many adventures that she has with Michael, Jane, and the twins.
I will not spoil anything for anyone. Must read and must buy for young and old alike! You will not be disappointed.
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.
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!
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Without the knowledge of the film, the book is excellent.
I prefer it to the film! In fact i wish i was a wealthy director and make this into a film!
Buy this for your child and let them enjoy their imagination!
Not only is the binding ridiculously shabby, they have skimped out on many of the enchanting illustrations originally peppered throughout the book, instead taking only one illustration per chapter, SHRINKING it, and then slapping it atop the beginning of every chapter.
Some parts are quite different from the film with extra depth and sometimes a little scary so I can understand why Wait Disney changed it against Pamela Travers wishes.
Mary Poppins is quite strict, a bit rude and vain but still manages to put the world to rights 'In the most delightful way'