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.
Adaptation of Mary Poppins.
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.
Russian television adaptation of Mary Poppins, also as a musical.
A radio adaptation of P.L. Travers's Mary Poppins stories.
Film adaptations of P. L. Travers' 1934 novel Mary Poppins offer particular interpretations of Travers' fictional character, but do they reflect the author's original manifestation of the erstwhile English nanny?
This blog post examines the inspiration behind the physical portrayal (drawn by Mary Shepard) of Travers' fictional character as well as the behaviours, characteristics and philosophies exhibited by Mary Poppins in the first of the six Mary Poppins story collections.
This article investigates some possible terminology through an exploration of some of the twists and turns in the saga of Mary Poppins, and explores the explanatory potential of the horticultural metaphor of the rhizome.