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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 Mary Poppins
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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 separately published work icon Mary Poppins Worthington Miner , ( dir. Paul Nickell ) New York (City) : CBS , 1949 9278362 1949 single work film/TV fantasy

Adaptation of Mary Poppins.

form y separately published work icon Mary Poppins Bill Walsh , Don Da Gradi , Richard M. Sherman , Robert B. Sherman , ( dir. Robert Stevenson ) 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 separately published work icon Мэри Поппинс, До Свиданья Mary Poppins, Goodbye Vladimir Valutskiy , ( dir. Leonid Kvinikhidze ) Former Soviet Union : Gosteleradio Mosfilm , 1983 9278876 1983 single work film/TV

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

form y separately published work icon 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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      Extent: xii, 206p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Description: illus.
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      Extent: 168p.
      Reprinted: 2004
      ISBN: 0007197136
Alternative title: Jungfer Putzig
Language: German
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      Perthes ,
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      Extent: 193p.

Works about this Work

Will the Real Mary Poppins Please Stand Up? Tessa Wooldridge , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thoughts from an Idle Hour 2015-;

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.

Rules and Rhizomes : A Mary Poppins Sampler Margaret Mackey , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , vol. 24 no. 1 2016; (p. 1-29)

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.

The Business of Myth-making : Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the Disney Effect Sharyn Pearce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June 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)
Our Link to Mary Poppins Fiona Purdon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 22 December 2013; (p. 14-15)
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 separately published work icon 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)
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 separately published work icon P. L. Travers Patricia Demers , Boston : Twayne , 1991 Z1551060 1991 single work criticism
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