Mary Poppins from A to Z

Mary Poppins from A to Z

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by P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard
     
 

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By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks.

P. L. Travers introduced Mary Poppins to the world in 1934. Ever since, the no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere.
   Originally published in 1962 and long unavailable, Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique

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By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks.

P. L. Travers introduced Mary Poppins to the world in 1934. Ever since, the no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere.
   Originally published in 1962 and long unavailable, Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique glimpse of the famous Poppins cast. Twenty-six vignettes--one for each letter of the alphabet--weave unexpected tales of Mary Poppins, the Banks children, and other characters from Travers's timeless novels. As an added twist, each vignette is filled with fun and unusual words that start with the featured letter.
   In full color, this enchanting new edition will delight both old and new fans of the inimitable Mary Poppins.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fans of the famous umbrella-toting nanny will welcome the return of Mary Poppins from A to Z by P.L. Travers, illus. by Mary Shepard, first published in 1962. From "A is for Annabel... out for an Airing, on Mary Poppins' Arm," to "Z is for Zodiac" on a brightly lit New Year's Eve night ("All the neighbors are full of song and Zest"), the book brims with humor and charming scenes of the Banks children at play. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Mary Poppins is the original English nanny. Generations of children have long been enchanted by her charming and sometimes unusual methods. Mary Poppins was first introduced in 1934, but this alphabet book, which was originally published in 1962, has just recently become readily available. It features a full-page vignette for each letter of the alphabet. Each vignette teaches the reader about the five Banks children that are in Mary's care. They also discover other unique characters, such as Admiral Boom, who lives in a house that is built like a boat, and Robertson Ay, who enjoys a good rest at any time. The vignettes contain many words that begin with the applicable alphabet letter. The result is a style of writing that has the words effortlessly flowing, almost creating a form of prose. The recently hand-tinted illustrations were first created by Mary Poppin's original illustrator, Mary Shepard. The result is a book that will be appreciated by young and old alike. 2006 (orig. 1962), Harcourt, Ages 8 to 12.
—Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547541976
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Mary Poppins
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
12 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

P. L. Travers (1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and the creator of Mary Poppins. Ms. Travers wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.



MARY SHEPARD (1910-2000) was the daughter of Ernest Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and The Wind in the Willows. She illustrated P. L. Travers's Mary Poppins books for more than fifty years.

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