Friday, October 5, 2012

Mary Poppins In the Park, P.L. Travers

From Every Goose a Swan: The summer day was hot and still. The cherry-trees that bordered the Lane could feel their cherries ripening- the green slowly turning to yellow and the yellow blushing red.

Mary Poppins In the Park is not actually about the fourth visit of Mary Poppins (because there wasn't one), but rather a collection of stories that happened during her first three visits. I enjoyed this one, though perhaps not as much as the first too. It was just as good as Mary Poppins Opens the Door though, and some of the stories were more meaningful and deep than from the previous three volumes. For example, the first story Every Goose a Swan, about who people really are, rather than their illusions about themselves. I really liked that one.

P.L. Travers paints the same world in which anything is possible- at least when Mary Poppins is around. I'm glad that I finally got to read this one. I believe that there are two other books about Mary Poppins, but one is a cookbook with a story, and the other is called Mary Poppins A to Z. So this is really the last actual story (though the cookbook is one too.)

Read Mary Poppins In the Park:
  • if you liked the other three Mary Poppins books and want more
  • if you like engaging fantasy
  • if you like Roald Dahl (it's sort of similar)
265 pages.
Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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