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 wha 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 iswrongwith 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 Poppi 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.
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 ↠´ Mary Poppins ☆ 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.
, pops out Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins arriving and leaving The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits As P L Travers explains in her introduction to Mary Poppins in the Park, She ca
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 isaccurate, 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 it 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 higher into the air and Mary Poppins from the ground It carried h 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
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 sta PL Travers, The Author Featured In The Movie Saving Mr Banks From The Moment Mary Poppins Arrives At Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, Everyday Life At The Banks House Is Forever Changed It All Starts When Mary Poppins Is Blown By The East Wind Onto The Doorstep Of The Banks House She Becomes A Most Unusual Nanny To Jane, Michael, And The Twins Who Else But Mary Poppins Can Slideup Banisters, Pull An Entire Armchair Out Of An Empty Carpetbag, And Make A Dose Of Medicine Taste [P.
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