[Reading] ➾ Mary Poppins ➵ P.L. Travers – Playutopia.us

Mary PoppinsWhen Jane And Michael Banks Draw Up An Advertisement For A Nanny, Mary Poppins And Her Talking Umbrella Appear Out Of The Sky, Ready To Take Them On Extraordinary Adventures Mary Poppins Is Strict But Fair, And Soon The Banks Children Are Whisked Off To A Funfair Inside A Pavement Picture And On Many Outings With Their Wonderful New Nanny Needless To Say, When At Last The Wind Changes And She Flies Away, The Children Are Devastated But The Magic Of Mary Poppins Will Stay With The Banks Family Forever The Original Story Of The World S Most Famous Nanny, Mary Poppins, Is A Timeless Classic That Has Enchanted Generations.

[Reading] ➾ Mary Poppins ➵ P.L. Travers – Playutopia.us
  • Hardcover
  • 173 pages
  • Mary Poppins
  • P.L. Travers
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 9780007542598

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➾ Mary Poppins ➵ P.L. Travers – Playutopia.us

  1. says:

    I ll stay till the wind changes, she said. The naughty Banks siblings having just ran off their previous nanny are in for the surprise of a lifetime Their new nanny, Mary Poppins, is quite unlike anything they ve ever seen She slides up banisters, uses a compass to travel the world, talks to dogs and buys them gingerbread from stores that aren t even there In short, she s perfect Mary Poppins, he cried, you ll never leave us, will you Reading about Mary Poppins nanny extraordinaire lead to quite the revelation I feel like everything I have ever known has shifted Poppins is sassy, snarky and sarcastic Honestly, I m still reeling.The movies portrays her as the epitome of grace, poise and control Little did I know that her book version was quite different Mary Poppins was very vain and liked to look her best Indeed, she was quite sure that she never looked anything else. Book and movie version of her does have a few things in common She still manages to effortlessly raise the children and take them on grand adventures And of course , we still have her infamous carpet bag No...

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    Reread for our classics discussion on the blog you ve never read Mary Poppins, you re missing out on one of the great classics of children s literature It s been a long time since I ve read these books that I loved so much as a child, but I immediately felt as though I was visiting with old friends The thing of it is, I m quite sure that I felt this way the very first time I read the book as well P.L Travers writes incredibly imaginative stories that tickle the fancy and will surprise even the most jaded reader Many of the elements and events will be familiar to fans of the very fun Disney film which did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of the book while making the story their own , such as the chalk picture drawings, tea on the ceiling, and the Bird Woman But readers also get to experience the magic of gingerbread wrapped in gilt paper stars that later get glued to the night sky, a funny night zoo in which the main attractions are people, the awful Bad Tuesday in which Michael is hateful to everybody because he just can t help it, and the tale of Mrs Lark s...

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    One of the great horror novels I particularly enjoyed the part where Mary gives herself an occult themed birthday party beneath the full moon, with the zoo s entire snake population in attendance Oh yeah, and the Lord Snake turns out to be her first cousin once removed.

  4. says:

    I have been thinking long and hard about my review for Mary Poppins by P.L Travers This book was all wrong and not what i had expected it to be and i would like to share my thoughts and feelings with you So lets all sit back, relax, and talk Poppins As the movie version ofMary Poppins would saySpit spot and off we go First lets start with the summary Mary Poppins by P.L Travers takes place in England on the street Cherry Tree Lane Inside 173 Cherry Tree lane holds a family of six Mr and Mrs Banks and their children Jane, Barabra, Micheal, and John Banks These children are in need of a nanny so of course thats how Mary Poppins just so happens their unexciteing and quiet lives and turns unexciteing into adventure Mary Poppins lead the children on all kinds of adventures but my personal favorite was their trip around the world Many adventures with this women were taken but Mary Poppins always seemed to deny that they ever happened which sometimes put them on edge I don t want to give you so much of a summary considering we still have a long way to go I...

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    I feel terrible right now I mean THIS IS THE MARY POPPINS BOOK THAT IS SO FAMOUS ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE And I m rating it 2 stars What is wrong with me So right now, I m mortally embarrassed and a little ashamed, but if I m going to review books honestly, I have to go in this direction Let s have some positives first, though, shall we I love how magical the story is The adventures Mary Poppins takes the children on They re incredible Only a few were in the movie, so most of them were new to me I loved the wildness Gosh, the author has a seriously incredible imagination Writing It s really fabulous That very old omni present styleI really do like it It s not cluttered with detail And can we spare a moment for the NAME Mary Poppins It s catchy You just want to say it all over the place Okay So let s get down to the gritwhat did I hate UmI really did NOT like Mary Poppins herself Why She was a condescending, b rude, and c unloving The FIRST thing she does when she waltzes into their lives without invitation is to give the children some mysterious medicine I m pretty sure it was hallucinatory drugs that enabled them to fall in love with her Because why else would they have liked her so much She was mean She was always telling them to shut up and come along and be quiet and go to bed and GO HOME Yes At one stage, this nanny told Michael he must be around 5 or 6 to walk home because he asked if they were nearly finished shopping WHAT ...

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    OK, here s the thing P.L Travers s Mary Poppins is not Walt Disney s Mary Poppins Weirdly, I love both versions equally, although Travers s portrayal of adult child relationships is accurate, I think In the book, the kids clearly inhabit a fantasy world of which their parents are completely oblivious Mary Poppins, an acid tongued nanny, serves as a conduit to these fantasy worlds, which are often quite dangerous Under Mary s protection, the Banks children explore some dark, glorious worlds, then are safely transported back home Unlike Disney, Travers doesn t try to reconcile the kids to their parents As far as she s concerned, they inhabit two different worlds, and shouldn t be encourged to mix them And you know what She s right.For the record, I do love the movie Mary Poppins, with its gorgeous costum...

  7. says:

    Story of the world s most beloved nanny, Mary Poppins Mary Poppins 1 , P.L Travers, Mary Shepard Illustrator Mary Poppins is a series of eight children s books written by P L Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988 Mary Shepard was the illustrator throughout the series The books centre on the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks s household to care for their children Encounters with pavement painters and shopkeepers, and various adventures ensue, until Mary Poppins abruptly leaves i.e., pops out Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins arriving and leaving The later five bo...

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    Wicked and wonderful in equal measure Any way you choose to view it a magical woman brings whimsy to the Banks house, a sadistic good witch gaslights a couple of children, or the Banks kids have wild imaginations bordering on insanity P.L Travers classic tale of a priggish and peculiar stranger floating to Number Seventeen, Cherry Tree Lane to nanny some children and stir things up is just good fun The wind, with a wild cry, slipped under the umbrella, pressing it upwards as though trying to force it out of Mary Poppins s hand But she held on tightly, and that, apparently, was what the wind wanted her to do, for presently it lifted the umbrella hig...

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    There is no real magic in Mary Poppins carpet bag or in her medicine, actually It is all about her modern pedagogy, I just realised Have you ever tried to create a lesson out of nothing And, like Travers, I really mean no thing ness You start with kids claiming there is absolutely NO THING INTERESTING in that carpet bag of yours, your subject What can you do but shake it and turn it and show those kids that just because they don t see anything that doesn t mean it doesn t contain plenty of quite necessary things, and some nice luxury articles as well The trick is to make them envious of the things you discover in your carpet bag, and they will want one of their own.Same goes for the medicine Rum punch might be a hard sell nowadays, but surely there are medicines that taste like Coke and contain all the nutrients of a healthy lunch If you have never sat through a meal with toddlers telling them that cucumbers are candy, you may have none of the Poppins magic yet But I am sure the necessity of combining kids and vitamins will catch up with you before the wind changes Which brings me to the walk in the park Of course we all jump right into pictures How else would we continue moving when we have no entertainment but our legs and thoughts There is an inner movie for each moment spent walking, I believe So yes, dear Mary You are a modern pedagogue if ever t...

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    Wait hold on Mary Poppins is snarky You mean she doesn t have rosy cheeks, a fresh shimmer of newly applied lipstick, or break out into overly saccharine songs She s not Julie Andrews Okay, let me make the mental adjustment and open my heart to this edgy Plain Jane nanny who uses an early version of Jedi mind control to persuade her new employers to increase her pay and give her extra time off Pisses off most of the people around her, too.Let me wave goodbye to A Spoonful of Sugar and instead embrace P.L Travers s original version of Mary All day long Mary Poppins had been in a hurry, and when she was in a hurry she was always cross Jane and Michael kept out of her way as much as possible, for they knew that there were times when it was better not to be seen or heard by Mary Poppins A heart of stone, that s what that girl had Always keeping to herself, too How we stood her so long, I don t know with her airs and graces and all.Mary Poppins is mysterious even the original movie which the author greatly disliked hints at that She can communicate with animals and...

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