y Mary Poppins single work   children's fiction   children's   fantasy  
Is part of Mary Poppins P. L. Travers 1934-1989 series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1934 1934
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The first of P.L. Travers's novels about the magical nanny, Mary Poppins.

When Katie Nana, the much-tried nanny to the Banks family of 17 Cherry Tree Lane, finally storms out in a huff, the wind blows in Mary Poppins and her carpetbag. The Banks children find that Mary Poppins is stern, vain, and usually cross – but also has a touch of magic about her.

Adaptations

form y Mary Poppins Worthington Miner , New York (City) : CBS , 1949 9278362 1949 single work film/TV fantasy

Adaptation of Mary Poppins.

form y Mary Poppins Bill Walsh , Don Da Gradi , Richard M. Sherman , Robert B. Sherman , Burbank : Walt Disney Productions , 1964 Z1231131 1964 single work film/TV children's fantasy

Musical.

A London banker and his suffragette wife are too busy to pay attention to their bored children, Jane and Michael. The family has its world turned upside down, however, by the irrepressible and nonsensical Mary Poppins, who teaches them how to enjoy life. Poppins is a kind of super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again. Jane and Michael experience a world of imagination in which people fly, carousel horses come alive, and tea parties are held on the ceiling.

form y Мэри Поппинс, До Свиданья Mary Poppins, Goodbye Vladimir Valutskiy , Former Soviet Union : Gosteleradio Mosfilm , 1983 9278876 1983 single work film/TV

Russian television adaptation of Mary Poppins, also as a musical.

y Mary Poppins Hazel Marshall , London : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 2004 9279754 2004 single work radio play children's fantasy

A radio adaptation of P.L. Travers's Mary Poppins stories.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Gerald Howe , 1934 .
      Extent: xii, 206p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Description: illus.
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      HarperCollins , 1998 .
      Extent: 168p.
      Reprinted: 2004
      ISBN: 0007197136
Alternative title: Jungfer Putzig
Language: German
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      Perthes , 1935 .
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      Extent: 193p.

Works about this Work

The Business of Myth-making : Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the Disney Effect Sharyn Pearce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 62-74)
'In just one of the many extraordinary moments during the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, thirty Mary Poppinses floated into the stadium on their umbrellas to battle a 40 foot-long inflatable Lord Voldemort. This multi-million pound extravaganza was telecast to a global audience of over one billion people, highlighting in an extremely effective manner the grandeur and eccentricities of the host nation, and featuring uniquely British icons such as Mr Bean, James Bond, The Beatles and Harry Potter, as well as those quintessential icons of Englishness, the Royal Family, double-decker red buses and the National Health Service.' (Publication abstract)
Mary Poppins 2014 single work biography
— Appears in: History Queensland , June no. 11 2014; (p. 8-9)
Mary Poppins, Film Star : P.L. Travers and Walt Disney Mark Klemens , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 255-260)
Our Link to Mary Poppins Fiona Purdon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 22 December 2013; (p. 14-15)
Books That Changed Me : Manisha Amin Manisha Jolie Amin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 June 2012; (p. 18)
The Magic of Mary Poppins Ron Cerabona , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 21 November 2010; (p. 30)
Becoming Mary Poppins Caitlin Flanagan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The New Yorker , 19 December 2005;
Flanagan surveys P. L. Travers's early life and then focuses on the fraught process of script development for the Disney film adaptation of Mary Poppins.
A Spoonful of Truth Ron Cerabona , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Tha Canberra Times , 26 April 2004; (p. 3)
Hail Mary Diana Bagnall , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 May vol. 121 no. 6373 2003; (p. 13)
'All That Is Solid Melts into the Air' : 'The Winds of Change' and Other Analogues of Colonialism in Disney's Mary Poppins Brian E. Szumsky , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Emperor's Old Groove : Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom 2003; (p. 93-104)
form y The Shadow of Mary Poppins Lisa Matthews , Lisa Matthews (director), Hilton Cordell Productions , 2002 Z1035099 2002 single work film/TV
y A Lively Oracle : A Centennial Celebration of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins Ellen Dooling Draper (editor), Jenny Koralek (editor), New York (City) : Larson Publications , 1999 Z1553374 1999 anthology criticism

'How many know that the legendary creator of Mary Poppins was a brilliant, mysterious woman with many other accomplishments? That she found deep poems in the silence of the bush, played Shakespearean roles in the Australian outback, crossed the world to plunge barefoot through Irish bogs and come under the tutelage of W. B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, received a secret name from Navajo elders, dined with G. I. Gurdjieff, raked sand gardens in Japan, and that Celtic literary genius A. E. (George Russell) was virtually a second father to her - Pamela L. Travers passionately celebrated story, fairytale, and mythic image. She co-founded and was a guiding light for Parabola magazine for many years. Now friends and colleagues celebrate her on the centennial of her birth (1899). These tributes, stories, interviews, and analyses of her work - all from people who knew her - recount delightful facets of one of the 20th century's most creative and memorable minds.'

Source: Larson Publications website (Sighted: 12/01/2009)

Mystery of Mary's Maker Poppin' Up Downunder Jackie Dent , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 1999; (p. 7)
The Racy Past of Mary Poppins Don Petersen , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1999; (p. 4)
Nanny We Hardly Knew You (from Out of the Sky She Came : The Life of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins) Valerie Lawson , 1999 extract biography (Out of the Sky She Came : The Life of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins)
— Appears in: The Age , 11 September 1999; (p. 4) The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 September 1999; (p. 8)
Take Another Look at Mary Poppins by Australian Author P. L. Travers Margaret Carmody , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 18 1996; (p. 40-43)
y P. L. Travers Patricia Demers , Boston : Twayne , 1991 Z1551060 1991 single work criticism
Pop In With the Poppets for a Bit of Poppins Elizabeth Swanson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 12-13 May 1990; (p. 7)
The Younger Generation 1935 single work review prose
— Appears in: The Opinion , 15 May vol. 1 no. 1 1935; (p. 22)

— Review of Mary Poppins P. L. Travers 1934 single work children's fiction ; Australian Legends : Tales Handed Down from the Remotest Times by the Autocthonous Inhabitants of Our Land : Parts 1 and 2 Ellen Anderson 1925 anthology short story
The Younger Generation 1935 single work review prose
— Appears in: The Opinion , 15 May vol. 1 no. 1 1935; (p. 22)

— Review of Mary Poppins P. L. Travers 1934 single work children's fiction ; Australian Legends : Tales Handed Down from the Remotest Times by the Autocthonous Inhabitants of Our Land : Parts 1 and 2 Ellen Anderson 1925 anthology short story
Hail Mary Diana Bagnall , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 May vol. 121 no. 6373 2003; (p. 13)
form y The Shadow of Mary Poppins Lisa Matthews , Lisa Matthews (director), Hilton Cordell Productions , 2002 Z1035099 2002 single work film/TV
A Spoonful of Truth Ron Cerabona , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Tha Canberra Times , 26 April 2004; (p. 3)
'All That Is Solid Melts into the Air' : 'The Winds of Change' and Other Analogues of Colonialism in Disney's Mary Poppins Brian E. Szumsky , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Emperor's Old Groove : Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom 2003; (p. 93-104)
Becoming Mary Poppins Caitlin Flanagan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The New Yorker , 19 December 2005;
Flanagan surveys P. L. Travers's early life and then focuses on the fraught process of script development for the Disney film adaptation of Mary Poppins.
y P. L. Travers Patricia Demers , Boston : Twayne , 1991 Z1551060 1991 single work criticism
y A Lively Oracle : A Centennial Celebration of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins Ellen Dooling Draper (editor), Jenny Koralek (editor), New York (City) : Larson Publications , 1999 Z1553374 1999 anthology criticism

'How many know that the legendary creator of Mary Poppins was a brilliant, mysterious woman with many other accomplishments? That she found deep poems in the silence of the bush, played Shakespearean roles in the Australian outback, crossed the world to plunge barefoot through Irish bogs and come under the tutelage of W. B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, received a secret name from Navajo elders, dined with G. I. Gurdjieff, raked sand gardens in Japan, and that Celtic literary genius A. E. (George Russell) was virtually a second father to her - Pamela L. Travers passionately celebrated story, fairytale, and mythic image. She co-founded and was a guiding light for Parabola magazine for many years. Now friends and colleagues celebrate her on the centennial of her birth (1899). These tributes, stories, interviews, and analyses of her work - all from people who knew her - recount delightful facets of one of the 20th century's most creative and memorable minds.'

Source: Larson Publications website (Sighted: 12/01/2009)

The Magic of Mary Poppins Ron Cerabona , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 21 November 2010; (p. 30)
Books That Changed Me : Manisha Amin Manisha Jolie Amin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 June 2012; (p. 18)
Mystery of Mary's Maker Poppin' Up Downunder Jackie Dent , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 1999; (p. 7)
The Racy Past of Mary Poppins Don Petersen , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1999; (p. 4)
Nanny We Hardly Knew You (from Out of the Sky She Came : The Life of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins) Valerie Lawson , 1999 extract biography (Out of the Sky She Came : The Life of P. L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins)
— Appears in: The Age , 11 September 1999; (p. 4) The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 September 1999; (p. 8)
Pop In With the Poppets for a Bit of Poppins Elizabeth Swanson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 12-13 May 1990; (p. 7)
Take Another Look at Mary Poppins by Australian Author P. L. Travers Margaret Carmody , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 18 1996; (p. 40-43)
Mary Poppins, Film Star : P.L. Travers and Walt Disney Mark Klemens , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 255-260)
Our Link to Mary Poppins Fiona Purdon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 22 December 2013; (p. 14-15)
Mary Poppins 2014 single work biography
— Appears in: History Queensland , June no. 11 2014; (p. 8-9)
The Business of Myth-making : Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the Disney Effect Sharyn Pearce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 62-74)
'In just one of the many extraordinary moments during the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, thirty Mary Poppinses floated into the stadium on their umbrellas to battle a 40 foot-long inflatable Lord Voldemort. This multi-million pound extravaganza was telecast to a global audience of over one billion people, highlighting in an extremely effective manner the grandeur and eccentricities of the host nation, and featuring uniquely British icons such as Mr Bean, James Bond, The Beatles and Harry Potter, as well as those quintessential icons of Englishness, the Royal Family, double-decker red buses and the National Health Service.' (Publication abstract)
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