Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Mary Poppins Opens the Door From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed This classic series tells the story of the world s most beloved nanny wh

From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed This classic series tells the story of the world s most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes Featuring the charming original cover art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers ofFrom the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed This classic series tells the story of the world s most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes Featuring the charming original cover art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers of all ages.Mary Poppins reappears just in time According to her tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown Worse and Worse since she went away But the children won t have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them A visit to Mr Twigley s music box filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, and a ride on Miss Calico s enchanted candy canes are all part of an average day out with everyone s favorite nanny.

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Mary Poppins Opens the Door

  1. Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian novelist, actress and journalist, popularly remembered for her series of children s novels about mystical nanny Mary Poppins.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 was sustained, heavy drinking.Travers began to publish her poems while still a teenager and wrote for The Bulletin and Triad while also gaining a reputation as an actress She toured Australia and New Zealand with a Shakespearean touring company before leaving for England in 1924 There she dedicated herself to writing under the pen name P L Travers.In 1925 while in Ireland, Travers met the poet George William Russell who, as editor of The Irish Statesman, accepted some of her poems for publication Through Russell, Travers met William Butler Yeats and other Irish poets who fostered her interest in and knowledge of world mythology Later, the mystic Gurdjieff would have a great effect on her, as would also have on several other literary figures.The 1934 publication of Mary Poppins was Travers first literary success.Five sequels followed, as well as a collection of other novels, poetry collections and works of non fiction.The Disney musical adaptation was released in 1964 Primarily based on the first novel in what was then a sequence of four books, it also lifted elements from the sequel Mary Poppins Comes Back Although Travers was an adviser to the production she disapproved of the dilution of the harsher aspects of Mary Poppins s character, felt ambivalent about the music and disliked the use of animation to such an extent that she ruled out any further adaptations of the later Mary Poppins novels At the film s star studded premiere, she reportedly approached Disney and told him that the animated sequence had to go Disney responded by saying Pamela, the ship has sailed and walked away Travers would never again agree to another Poppins Disney adaptation, though Disney made several attempts to persuade her to change her mind.So fervent was Travers dislike of the Walt Disney adaptation and the way she felt she had been treated during the production, that well into her 90s, when she was approached by producer Cameron Mackintosh to do the stage musical, she only acquiesced upon the condition that only English born writers and specifically no Americans and no one from the film production were to be directly involved with the creative process of the stage musical This specifically excluded the Sherman Brothers from writing additional songs for the production even though they were still very prolific Original songs and other aspects from the 1964 film were allowed to be incorporated into the production however These points were stipulated in her last will and testament.Travers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1977 She died in London in 1996.Although Travers never married, she adopted a boy when she was in her late 30s.

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  1. The end of the trilogy Especially poignant, as revealed in the introduction, which explains the historical significance of the 5th of November and the alludes to the horrors of WWII which robbed many children of the innocence and happiness that all should experience.But the story itself is much akin to the first two, and that s a good thing I really like the original fairy tales inserted into each In this entry, it s The Cat Who Looked at a King, a parable on the difference between cleverness an [...]

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed Mary Poppins Opens the Door much than I thought I would, as it is P.L Travers third book in the Mary Poppins series and because the very first story about Mary Poppins beleaguered cousin, Mr Twigley, was so reminiscent of tales in both the inaugural Mary Poppins Uncle Albert Wiggs and Mary Poppins Comes Back cousin Arthur Turvy and his housekeeper Topsy However, the ensuing tales proved delightful and inventive, although never up to the standard set in the first book.In Mar [...]

  3. This is my favourite of the 6 books so far Up till now they ve been mainly magical, and I had mixed feelings about children being left in the care of a nanny who screwed with their minds and refused to answer their questions However, in this one, the mystical element hinted at in the previous book becomes a bit obvious and there are passages of incredible beauty amongst the commonplace magic if that s not an oxymoron.

  4. These books are weird, and the adventures are random, but I love them anyways Mary Poppins has currently brainwashed me into thinking that it s refreshing to read about a thoroughly empowered woman Some might say she s a little too empowered, to the point where she thinks she s the cat s pajamas, but so be it Favorite stories are when MP makes peppermint sticks turn into horses and when they travel under the sea to visit an ancient turtle.

  5. This is of the same It s a series of random, unconnected adventures concerning the toxic, rude, abusive Mary Poppins and her charming, thankfully resilient young charges I kind of thought hoped that this book would be comprised of, basically, Mary Poppins literally opening a door, and that would be it, but there was a little to it than that.This one starts with a random historical discussion on Guy Fawkes Day, leading to the return of Mary Poppins via firework in the Park From there you read a [...]

  6. Well, This one was a slight improvement over the last two books, I can see that this one was meant to be the last book but for some reason it will continue which will make the ending of this book kind of silly after all this drama she will return in the end LOL,my favourite story was happy ever after and I found it refreshing after the boring repeated stories I ve read through out the three books, I still can t enjoy this series but let s see what the rest will bring

  7. As is typical of her style, P.L Travers seems to have intended Mary Poppins Opens the Door to be a final farewell to the nanny that we are supposed to adore but cannot discern why The combination of Opening with Closing is the type of synchronization that I find so incredibly disconcerting about Travers writing for children, as is the Guy Fawkes opening It is clear that Mary Poppins is the RIGHT sort of people and it seems the authoress, through her, aspires to the same The introduction treats u [...]

  8. I had been curious about what the book was about since I was hooked on the Disney musical, THEN after watching Saving Mr Banks by Disney and understanding behind the movie and the author I REALLY wanted to read the book s I didn t realize that Mary Poppins was book 1 of several until it was mentioned in a bio when they said that Ms Travers wouldn t allow Disney to make any movies off of those I actually listened to this story on CD The reader isnt Sophie Thompson as in Books 1 and 2 but it s Ro [...]

  9. These are such fun books I really enjoyed this particular collection of adventures, with the fairytales coming to life in the crack of the new year, the peppermint horses, the marble boy, the cat who looked at a king, and the undersea adventure I have to say, as stingy as she can be, I am growing and fond of Mary Poppins I can understand that to admit that the adventures she organizes for the children are real would be to get too chummy with them There is a comfort in consistency, even when it [...]

  10. This may be stunning, but I was just not thrilled with the story at all The story seems so disjointed, no growth or development of characters In fact, I am stunned by the abusive Mary Poppins I cannot see the Disney Mary Poppins in this, at all, and that is actually quite sad I think that it is the Mary Poppins found here that caused my actual biggest disappointment with the book I think that there is some fun in the fantasy side for the children in the story, but it would take some tremendously [...]

  11. Mary Poppins returns in gregarious style and sets all to rights again, tells a new, moral tale, sweeps the children off on fantastical adventures which she always denies afterwards, of course , new friends are made and strange events happen, and then she whooshes off again when her work is done All in a day s work in the life of the most famous nanny.3 5

  12. Charming, delightful, and funny as ever but not quite at the same level as the first two Perhaps the formula is getting a little rote strange uncle, someone selling something in the park, etc I m still amused how transcendental these books are Who d a thunk Still worth every word.

  13. I hated this one the stories were very dull, and bleak And somewhat repeated, I honestly hope the fourth book will be better.

  14. Mary Poppins Opens the Door Mary Poppins 3 , P.L Travers, Mary Shepard Illustrator , Agnes Sims Illustrator

  15. The Banks children never seem to age, so either they ve found a fountain of youth in their nursery or Mary Poppins leaves them alone for a week or two before being blown back in by the wind, like an alcoholic single mother on a bender I wondered for the first two books if Jane and Michael had developed some sort of weird Stockholm syndrome toward their nanny However, their home life picture became clear in the third book their father is moody and prone to screaming and violence, and their mothe [...]

  16. Despite its claim as the third in the Mary Poppins series, Mary Poppins Opens the Door is the book containing the story of our heroine s final departure and hence, should probably be read last Once again she returns to a state of disarray One and all are lost without her children, parents, fellow servants, animals and even the surrounding neighborhood Why did she leave What has kept her so long Never mind, Mary Poppins is back You might as well ask why the gift horse is a dapple gray Because it [...]

  17. I m going to do just one review for the entire Mary Poppins series, and copy it to all of the these as I listened to them, one right after another, and they are rather blurred together as one lovely, entertaining, and altogether delightful story.I m not sure why I d not read these before now You d think, working in a library and having read aloud to my daughter every night for years, that somehow I would have hit upon the Mary Poppins books to read and I truly, truly wish I had Because we would [...]

  18. Loved this series as a child and re reading during a period of illness still find the books marvellous I must admit as a child I didn t notice how badly Mr and Mrs Banks parent nor did I pick up on the mind games Mary Poppins seems to play with the children after their adventures However, I think, although some readers have been negative about her, what comes through is the sense of order and routine MP creates and how the children feel secure with her and she always keeps them safe Although the [...]

  19. Another fun Mary Poppins adventure This book beins with everyone feeling depressed and completely missing Mary, when by some miracle, she reappears and sets all at right again Jane and Michael are once again taken on many wonderful adventures, including a trip under the see, and afternoon with a statue of a boy that comes to life, etc, etc And although Mary has to leave again, they will never forget the fun they had and all she taught them.I read this with my daughter, and it was just as delight [...]

  20. Book was published in 1943, a dark time in history It warms my heart to think of the number of people this book helped escape to the magical world of Mary Poppins I picked up this book on a bad day as well though not comparable to a World War bad day and it also provided me with a sheltering refuge Read these books to your kids at bedtime and they will have magical dreams Thank you Mary Poppins and Ms Travers for being the perfect example on the power and boundlessness of books.

  21. Love this book I like how, even though all the books in the series so far pretty much follow the same form, I never get tired of them because they re each so creative Talking toys, dancing fish, it s all really funny, and very cute When I was younger I used to watch the movie all the time, it was one of my favorites I never knew that there was a series I started reading the series a little while ago, and I can t put it down.

  22. I read this book second Google shows it as second, shows it as third The first book had a reason for Mary to show up at the Banks house The kids were out of control and they needed a new nanny The first book was about training the kids This book didn t really have a point Mary showed back up at the Banks house and they had a different adventure each chapter, but there wasn t an overall direction or plot.

  23. Book 3 in the Mary Poppins series, I love that Mary seems to be softening a little, allowing her smile to come through even when she is giving her negative, stern replies to the children in response to their questions, and how she seems to be showing the children of the magic, allowing them to see and believe and not just keeping things hidden from them.

  24. I adore the Mary Poppins series She is so different from how Disney portrayed her though the scenes are similar , but yet so lovable She is believable, yet magical, and I can t get enough of her books.

  25. I loved these books as a kid, and I love them still Mary Poppins is a total asshole, but the adventures have are still so magical and impactful.

  26. Cute little book I m happy that I continued reading the series even as an adult Nearly as entertaining now as it was when I was a kid.

  27. Though you d doubtlessly recognise some of the characters, adventures, sayings and iconic images if you have ever watched the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, the books the latter, Mary Poppins In The Park, Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane and Mary Poppins And The House Next Door, of which, chronicling the adventures not yet recounted from the initial three visits, were published after the film , are, as is so often the case, well, quite different though by no means un recognisably so.Marketed [...]

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