Friday, August 24, 2012

Rereading Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads. He will push his helmet slightly to one side, scratch his head thoughtfully, and then he will point his huge white-gloved finger and say: "First to your right, second to your left, sharp right again, and you're there. Good-morning."

Ah, Mary Poppins. Definitely one of those children's books that I love to reread again and again. Just like Roald Dahl. When Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, she changes the lives of the Banks children (Jane, Michael, and the twins) forever, taking them on all sorts of adventures, and then pretending they never happened. I enjoyed reading about everything that the children do with her. One of the great things about it is that Mary Poppins is set in the real world, but all these strange and seemingly impossible things happen. But Marry Poppins is also a no-nonsense nanny as well, keeping the children in line. And the characters are quite wonderful, from the ever-laughing Mr. Wigg to Miss Lark's Andrew, to Bert the Match-Man. All of the books are pretty good, but Mary Poppins (the first one) is by far the best. It's a great read for all ages.

Read Mary Poppins:
  • if you like Roald Dahl
  • if you like whimsical books
  • if you're looking for an easy but wonderful read
  • if you enjoyed the musical
  • if you like British fiction
209 pages.
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading (jf I own it)!

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