Magic is captured in this new gift edition of collected stories about the inimitable British nanny described by P.L. Travers and enchantingly illustrated by Júlia Sardà. Along with her characteristic umbrella topped by a parrot’s head for a handle and her all-inclusive carpet bag, Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind into the Banks family. Her no nonsense demeanor soon takes charge of the toddlers Michael and Jane, and the perambulator twin residents named John and Barbara. Jane and Michael are bewitched by their inscrutable caretaker and they watch in awe as they observe her oddly fantastic associations and her inscrutable behavior. One story that relates to how we all sometimes feel is Bad Tuesday, a day when Michael apparently wakes up on the wrong side, he is as naughty, as naughty can be. Just watch how he turns around. Lessons on how to behave with Andrew the dog, and the Red Cow who jumped over the moon and more. With her umbrella opened, the west wind carries Mary Poppins onto new adventures. This is a book to treasure and is a perfect holiday gift for the entire family.
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|Author||P. L. Travers • Júlia Sardà, Illustrator|
|Page Count||248 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|