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P. L. Travers - Author

About the Author

P.L. Travers was born in 1899 in Maryborough in Queensland, Australia and was one of three sisters. She was brought up simply, but traditionally, with a cook upon whom much of the character of Mary Poppins is based. She began her writing career in Australia, publishing many poems, then came to England and wrote for newspapers in Ireland and England. She began Mary Poppins 'out of the blue', while lying ill in bed. It was published in 1934, was an immediate success and was followed by another five books.

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Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection Box Set 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 Hou

Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection Box Set 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 Hou

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/04/2020

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! This slipcase, using original artwork, 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). When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michael's lives are turned magically upside down. You can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michael's adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes... Beautifully presented in a slipcase with original artwork, this is the perfect gift to be enjoyed all year round.

Mary Poppins Illustrated Gift Edition

Mary Poppins Illustrated Gift Edition

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks's lives are turned magically upside down. Who better to reimagine this endearing children's classic than today's most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator? Lauren Child brings the magic of Mary Poppins into the hearts and imagination of readers and fans new and old. First published in 1934, Mary Poppins has been delighting readers ever since, both in books and on film. This stunning deluxe edition is published ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Disney film Mary Poppins Returns.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P. L. Travers Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! Read by Olivia Colman, this stunning performance lifts P. L Travers's words off the page, transporting us back to a time where classic storytelling is at the heart of any story. When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins into the home of the Banks children, their lives go topsy-turvy and are changed forever. More than eighty years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming listeners and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone's favourite magical nanny.

Mary Poppins: The Original Story

Mary Poppins: The Original Story

Author: P. L. Travers Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures!Read by Olivia Colman, this stunning performance lifts P. L Travers's words off the page, transporting us back to a time where classic storytelling is at the heart of any story.When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins into the home of the Banks children, their lives go topsy-turvy and are changed forever.More than eighty years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming listeners and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone's favourite magical nanny.

3-book Movie Collection: Mary Poppins; Harriet the Spy; Bugsy Malone (Collins Modern Classics)

3-book Movie Collection: Mary Poppins; Harriet the Spy; Bugsy Malone (Collins Modern Classics)

Author: P. L. Travers, Louise Fitzhugh, Alan Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

Three fantastic books of classic films are brought together in an exclusive ebook bind-up: 'Mary Poppins', 'Harriet the Spy' and 'Bugsy Malone'.Mary PoppinsWhen the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children on extraordinary adventures. The original story of the world's most famous nanny, Mary Poppins, is a timeless classic that has enchanted generations.Harriet the SpyHarriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she's written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?Bugsy MaloneIn Prohibition-era New York City, Fat Sam runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town - but his rival Dandy Dan is trying to shut him down. It's up to the baby-faced Bugsy Malone to save the day... Packed with thrills and spills (and more than a few custard pies and splurge), this is a mobster story with a twist - the stars are kids!

Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The original and classic stories available now in all-new luxurious livery in time for the release of the 2018 movie. Mary Poppins is in residence in Cherry Tree Lane. You can be sure that wonderful adventures will follow, from fantastical picnics to a trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! More than eighty years since we first met Mary Poppins, these original, classic stories are still charming readers and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone's favourite magical nanny. Enjoy two stories in the fifth book in the iconic series.

Mary Poppins in the Park

Mary Poppins in the Park

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2016

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The original and classic stories available now in all-new luxurious livery in time for the release of the 2018 movie. Whether it's a lion loose in the park or story-book characters coming to life, when Mary Poppins is in residence in Cherry Tree Lane, you can be sure that wonderful adventures will follow. More than eighty years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming readers and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone's favourite magical nanny. Enjoy the fourth book in the iconic series.

Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Author: P. L. Travers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The original and classic stories available now in all-new luxurious livery in time for the release of the 2018 movie. On a dark November night, Mary Poppins returns in a burst of fireworks to restore order - and a sprinkling of magic - to the residents of Cherry Tree Lane. More than eighty years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming readers and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone's favourite magical nanny. Enjoy the third book in the iconic series.

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