Mary Poppins She Wrote

Mary Poppins  She Wrote

A portrait of the English author of the classic children's story traces her long life, the creation of her mysterious and beloved title character, and her tumultuous relationship with Walt Disney.

Author: Valerie Lawson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476762920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 401

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A portrait of the English author of the classic children's story traces her long life, the creation of her mysterious and beloved title character, and her tumultuous relationship with Walt Disney.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Poppins She Wrote

Mary Poppins She Wrote

Discover the true story behind the creation of the world's most beloved nanny, now appearing in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns.

Author: Valerie Lawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733627491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Discover the true story behind the creation of the world's most beloved nanny, now appearing in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Mary Poppins flew into the lives of the Banks family and secured her place in the hearts of generations of children. Published in 1934, the book was instantly hailed as a classic. By the time Julie Andrews graced the screen in Disney's 1964 adaptation, Mary Poppins was a household name. The quintessentially English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, whose troubled childhood bore little resemblance to the cheery optimism that is associated with the beloved children's tale. Fiercely independent, Travers left Australia for London in 1924 to work as a journalist and found herself rubbing shoulders with literary elites such as W.B. Yeats and T.S. Elliot. Travers famously clashed with Walt Disney, reluctantly selling him her film rights, and then slamming the resulting movie as 'all fantasy and no magic'. Like her mysterious character, Travers remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. Valerie Lawson's detailed biography provides the only glimpse into the mind of a writer who fervently believed that 'Everyday life is a miracle'. Valerie Lawson's illuminating biography examines the extraordinary life of the woman behind one of our most treasured characters.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Poppins She Wrote

Mary Poppins  She Wrote

Pamela agreed, although she warned him the nanny would eventually have to stay away for good. In a preface to the new book, Mary Poppins in the Park, she wrote that the nanny could not keep arriving and departing forever.

Author: Valerie Lawson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476762937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The remarkable life of P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins. An arresting life…Lawson is superb at excavating the details. –Library Journal The spellbinding stories of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical nanny, have been loved by generations. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children’s book that was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the title role in Walt Disney’s hugely successful and equally classic film. But the Mary Poppins in the stories was not the cheery film character. She was tart and sharp, plain and vain. She was a remarkable character. The story of Mary Poppins’ creator, as this definitive biography reveals, is equally remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was actually conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London in 1924 from Queensland as a journalist. She became involved with Theosophy, traveled in the literary circles of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and became a disciple of the famed spiritual guru, Gurdjieff. She famously clashed with Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for “thinking you know more about Mary Poppins than I do,” was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews’s big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped Travers’s life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict, and ultimately mysterious nanny who emerged from her pen was the creation of someone who remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. Valerie Lawson’s illuminating biography provides the first full look whose personal journey is as intriguing as her beloved characters.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Based on the original 1934 novel by P. L. Travers with beautiful illustrations by Genevieve Godbout, this collectable picture book is sure to become a favorite of Mary Poppins fans old and new.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9781328916778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Based on the original 1934 novel by P. L. Travers with beautiful illustrations by Genevieve Godbout, this collectable picture book is sure to become a favorite of Mary Poppins fans old and new. When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins over Cherry Tree Lane and into the lives of the Banks children, nothing is ever the same! This picture book adaptation of the original novel is full of Mary's unique brand of whimsical adventure: There's a tea party on the ceiling, a visit to the night zoo, and a trip to a mysterious shop that sells stars. Told in a lyrical text with fresh yet timeless art by Genevieve Godbout, this version of Mary Poppins is perfect for reading aloud. Young and old, longtime friends of Mary, and those meeting her for the first time, will revel in this colorfully illustrated version of the story that inspired the image of the beloved nanny of page, stage, and screen.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins Comes Back

This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780547541952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the movie Saving Mr. Banks. 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 of all ages. Pulled down from the clouds at the end of a kite string, Mary Poppins is back. In Mary’s care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons. Surprises are sure to pop up when Mary Poppins is around!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0544439562

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Life was never the same again for the Banks family after the astonishing Mary Poppins blew in with the east wind. This revised edition introduces some delightful new characters. "Delightful nonsense that defies an age boundary of appreciation."--Booklist
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mary Poppins in the Park

Mary Poppins in the Park

Her handbag sat tidily by her side. And above her, from a flowering branch, the parrot umbrella dangled. She gave a little sniff. 'This is the fourth book about Mary Poppins.' "Absolutely alive, and aglint with magic.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007404322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mary Poppins She Wrote

Mary Poppins She Wrote

The English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London from Sydney as a journalist in 1924.

Author: Valerie Lawson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0743298160

Category: Australians

Page: 392

View: 904

The English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London from Sydney as a journalist in 1924. She became involved with theosophy and travelled in the literary circles of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and remained thoroughly inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years.
Categories: Australians

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Describes the many adventures of the extraordinary English nanny and her charges, Jane and Michael.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544340473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 916

Describes the many adventures of the extraordinary English nanny and her charges, Jane and Michael.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Aunt Sass

Aunt Sass

A collection of charming holiday tales, by the author of Mary Poppins - a timeless gift for all ages. Each of the stories in this book was written by P.L. Travers as a holiday gift, sent to her friends and family and never published.

Author: P. L. Travers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316386593

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 856

A collection of charming holiday tales, by the author of Mary Poppins - a timeless gift for all ages. Each of the stories in this book was written by P.L. Travers as a holiday gift, sent to her friends and family and never published. Now millions of readers and generations of film-goers will get a peek behind the curtain and see how she used her life story to inform her fiction. Whether it is Aunt Sass herself - who is partly her inspiration for Mary Poppins - or the crass ex-jockey whose life work is not at all what it appears, the characters are unforgettable. P.L. Travers wrote with a signature blend of sugar and spice; her characters, including Mary Poppins, are endearing, outsized, and cozy. The Aunt Sass Christmas Stories will delight any child - naughty or nice.
Categories: Fiction