Mary Poppins

P. L. Travers

Sophie Thompson (Narrator)

10-01-13

3hrs 50min

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Unabridged

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10-01-13

3hrs 50min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“There is an extraordinary charm about these books…They are whimsical, sentimental, [and] also funny, imaginative, poetical, and genuinely creative.” New York Evening Post, praise for the series

The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world’s favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family

Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!

Praise

“There is an extraordinary charm about these books…They are whimsical, sentimental, [and] also funny, imaginative, poetical, and genuinely creative.” New York Evening Post, praise for the series

“Mary Poppins is likely the most exciting nanny England—and the world—has ever seen…The only disappointing aspect of this classic is that it doesn’t go on forever!” Amazon.com, editorial review

“Delightful nonsense that defies an age boundary of appreciation.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2013
Release Date October 1, 2013
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Mary Poppins Series
Release Date Machine 1380585600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Art, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
P. L. Travers

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

Narrator Bio
Sophie Thompson

Sophie Thompson, sister of Academy Award–winning actress Emma Thompson, trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has worked in film, television, theater, and radio, and has narrated a number of audiobooks. Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Eat, Pray, Love; and Gosford Park, among others.

Overview

The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world’s favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family

Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!

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