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P. L. Travers - Author

About the Author

P.L. Travers was born in 1899 in Maryborough in Queensland, Australia and was one of three sisters. She was brought up simply, but traditionally, with a cook upon whom much of the character of Mary Poppins is based. She began her writing career in Australia, publishing many poems, then came to England and wrote for newspapers in Ireland and England. She began Mary Poppins 'out of the blue', while lying ill in bed. It was published in 1934, was an immediate success and was followed by another five books.

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Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Author: P. L. Travers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

Mary Poppins, the unflappable nanny of the Banks children, is back again! It is a day like any other for Mary Poppins and the Banks family in Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane-until a telegram arrives with the momentous news that Miss Andrews, the Holy Terror, is coming to live in the house next door. The house has always been empty and so has become the treasure of Cherry-Tree Lane-each neighbor has filled it with personal dreams. But now peace in the lane is gravely threatened. Can Mary Poppins, in her own magical, whimsical way, resolve the crisis?

Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Author: P. L. Travers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

Another timeless story about Mary Poppins, the world's most exciting nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes. In Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins reappears just in time! According to her tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown "e;Worse and Worse"e; since she went away. But the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them. A visit to Mr. Twigley's music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, and a ride on Miss Calico's enchanted candy canes are all part of an average day out with everyone's favorite nanny.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P. L. Travers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Author: P. L. Travers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Another timeless story about Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes. In Mary Poppins Comes Back, the beloved nanny returns when she's pulled down from the clouds by the string of Michael's kite. In her care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons. Surprises are sure to pop up when Mary Poppins is around!

Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection

Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! This fantastic omnibus edition contains all six original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (2-in-1 edition). When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michael's lives are turned magically upside down. Familiar to anyone who has seen the film or the West End adaptation, you can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michael's adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes... Titles include: Mary Poppins Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane Mary Poppins and the House Next Door Mary Poppins Opens the Door Mary Poppins in the Park Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

Reissue of this classic, magical book to tie in with the eagerly awaited West End musical, which is set to be a huge Christmas success. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Disney, written by Academy Award-winning writer Julian Fellowes. This is the first book about Mary Poppins, familiar to anyone who has seen the film. Jane and Michael draw up their advertisement for a nanny, and Mary Poppins magically descends from the sky with her parrot-headed, talking umbrella. She slides happily up the banisters, and takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs. Needless to say, the children are devastated when she leaves, but by then, with her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, she's changed the lives of the family for ever.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/1998

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/1994

On snailed the curious figure, its feet neatly clearing the tops of the trees. They could see the face now, and the well-known features - coal-black hair, bright blue eyes and nose turned upwards like the nose of a Dutch doll. The figure drifted down between the Lime Trees and alighted primly upon the grass. Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins! they cried, and flung themselves upon her...

Mary Poppins in the Park

Mary Poppins in the Park

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1983

Things happen to the Banks children when they go to the park with Mary Poppins. Strange things, funny things, unexpected things: nothing is ever straightforward with Mary Poppins about - and it's never boring either! Mary Poppins, neat and prim in her blue skirt and a new hat trimmed with a crimson tulip, looked at them over her knitting. She was sitting bolt upright against the tree, with a plaid rug spread on the lawn around her. Her handbag sat tidily by her side. And above her, from a flowering branch, the parrot umbrella dangled. She gave a little sniff. The stories in this collection happened during all three of the visits Mary Poppins made to the Banks family. Jane and Michael are never quite sure whether what happens to them in the Park is just a dream - or not; things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins!

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