Mary Poppins - the Complete Collection
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). All magical children's classics, it’s the perfect gift.
When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of...more
In reading this book only because I wanted to know how it was written before watching the movie mentioned above ... I discovered ...more
And then ...more
To be honest if I had young folk in my life I would show them the movie till the DVD wore out, till ...more
At points the stories got repetitive between books. Also, the chapters are really long and as I was reading it aloud it just made bedtime take forever!
The first three books are about Mary Poppins and her three (which is the magic number) visits to the Banks children. The second three books are extra stories of the adventures that the children had ...more
I wanted to read this because of seeing "Saving Mr. Banks" and recognizing that the writer used her own life circumstances--
The film, Mary Poppins, did a great job of making this series of imaginative scenes pop off the screen-- whereas, in print, they are not nearly as much fun. Mary Poppins is an enigma, a special person full of special magic (a good witch?) -- ...more
4 stars for this edition because it lacked of the original drawings by Mary Shepard, what a shame! I am the lucky owner of the old editions with plenty of drawings and that's another reason why I loved those books so much when I was young.
Mary Poppins is one of those figures from childhood that you should never feel like you can't revisit. Not only would she pull you up for the rudeness, there just so many layers to the stories that you will always catch something new in it. This collection has all the stories, and it's great to be able to read them all. Well worth it.
My brain has been completely infected by Walt Disney's film, and I have watched the film multiple times over the past 40 years. So it was quite astonishing on reading the original books now that the book version of Mary Poppins is ...more
This book contains the entire Mary Poppins series, six books in total.
If you are expecting Mary Poppins like the Disney version starring Julie Andrews DO NOT read this book.
Mary Poppins is a completely different character. At times she can be rude and a little vain (ok a lot). But overall she loves the children (there are five in this book instead of four). And there is exactly zero singing in this book.
The plot of the book is basically the same as ...more
Mary Poppins - 3.75
Mary Poppins Comes Back - 4
Mary Poppins Opens The Door - 3.25
Mary Poppins In The Park - 2.75
Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane - 2.75
Mary Poppins And The House Next Door - 2.5
Which gives an average of 3 stars however, I simply enjoyed the first 3 books in particular so much that I didn't ...more
My son would like to go on some of the adventures the Mary Poppibs and her charges went on
She was born to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes. Her father died when she was seven, and although "epileptic seizure delirium" was given as the cause of death, Travers herself "always believed the underlying cause ...more