Thursday, March 11, 2021

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers


I enjoyed listening to the unabridged audio version of Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers and narrated by Sophie Thompson. 

Listening time for Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers is 3 hours, 50 minutes.

Okay, we probably all know about the iconic 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, right? Well, what I never realized (until this year) was that the Mary Poppins movie was based on a book titled Mary Poppins by Australian-British writer P. L. Travers!! In fact, there were eight books total in the Mary Poppins series published from 1934 through 1988.

I decided to listened to Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers on a whim and enjoyed this children's novel very much. The adventures the four children (Jane, Michael, John and Barbara) have with their nanny, Mary Poppins, was quite fun to read about. I can only imagine how much young children would enjoy this novel.

Below is the plot summary for Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers from Audible:
Here is the timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family.

Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!
I am giving Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!
 

8 comments:

  1. One of my favorite movies as a kid. Never read the books.

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    1. Disney always seems to make great family movies!

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  2. I never read any of the books, but of course I remember the iconic movie. The books must have given it a firm foundation.

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    1. I agree the books would give a strong foundation for the movie.

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  3. Can you believe I still haven't read this book? I really need to do something about that. ;D

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  4. I love Disney's Mary Poppins! Have you ever seen the Saving Mr. Banks movie with Tom Hanks? It's about how they made the book into the movie. I'm not sure how true-to-life it is, but it's a good watch.

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    1. Thank you for the tip!! I have not seen Saving Mr. Banks... Tom Hanks is such a good actor.

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