One day shortly after the most recent nanny left the Banks family, Mary Poppins arrives, blown in by the east wind. She takes on the task of becoming the nanny of Jane, Michael, and the twins, John and Barbara. Mary Poppins has all sorts of magical tricks up her sleeve, including sliding up banisters, pulling items out of a so-called empty carpet bag, and floating in the air for tea time, all of which are adventurous times for the Banks children.
Written by Pamela Lyndon Travers (P.L. Travers), this author, actress, and journalist, is best known for her Mary Poppins series of eight books, which she began writing in 1924. Children will love this fun story of the Banks children. Full of magic and adventure, this Mary Poppins novel will capture the attention of all readers. It would also be a fun read-a-loud in an elementary school classroom or as part of a child’s read aloud time to a parent.
Series: Mary Poppins
Genre: fantasy; classics; magic; European literature; children
Literary awards: Nene Award (1965)
Publisher: HarperCollins (UK), Harcourt, Brace, New York (US)
Publication date: 1934
Number of pages: 224
Grade Level: 3-5
Other books in this series:
2-Mary Poppins Comes Back
3-Mary Poppins Opens the Door
4-Mary Poppins in the Park
5-Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
6-Mary Poppins and the House Next Door
7-Mary Poppins A to Z
8-Mary Poppins in the Kitchen
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