Monday, March 30, 2015

Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection

imageMary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection
Written by P.L. Travers
Published at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

About the book

Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park. Featuring a gilded cover, a foreword by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by P. L. Travers about the writing of Mary Poppins, this handsome volume will make a lovely gift for fans new and old. Travel on the east wind to Cherry Tree Lane with Mary in these stories that inspired the classic film, the stage show, and young imaginations the world over.

My Thoughts

This special book contains the first four tales of P.L. Travers on the beloved nanny – Mary Poppins.   Though the thickness of the book could be a problem for people who like individual books, I think it is very nice to have a special edition to enjoy as a family.   This 80th anniversary edition contains the stories of Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins In the Park.  It also contains an excerpt from an essay written by P.L. Travers and titled “On Not Writing for Children”.

The font used for this edition is a bit bigger than normal books and I suspect it is to make it easier for kids to read it alone if they wish to do so.   I personally prefer discovering the stories of Mary Poppins as a read along where the kids can enjoy it with me.   Through the pages of this book you will also enjoy the drawings of Mary Shepard.

Needless to say that Mary Poppins has been part of the life of many people through the years –whether for those who read the book or those who have enjoyed the movie.   This book could be a wonderful gift for young people who has mastered reading or for new parents to build their personal library of children’s books.   

Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even on and


Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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