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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.
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“Like all great children’s classics, Mary Poppins is frightening and sad as well as magic and very funny”
“Absolutely alive, and aglint with magic”
Walter de la Mare
Mary Poppins is the Good Fairy, whom we are all seeking”
Times Literary Supplement
P.L. Travers was born in 1899 in Maryborough in Queensland, Australia and was one of three sisters. She was brought up in the deep country, simply, but traditionally. 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’. A friend saw the first few chapters and took it to a publisher who at once offered a contract for the whole book.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Children's Books, 2004. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M0007197136