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on 14 June 2004
This charming book is actually a compilation of two different books: Mary Poppins (written in 1934), and Mary Poppins Comes Back (written in 1935). In the first story, young Jane and Michael Banks (along with their baby siblings John and Barbara) are a terror to every nanny, until Mary Poppins takes on the task. Resolute and no-nonsense, she sets out to straighten the children out. However, everywhere they go, peculiar things happen around her. But after each episode, she returns to her upright self, and denies that anything untoward happened. What's going on here? In the second story, Mary Poppins returns to the family for more exciting and very peculiar happenings.
These stories are a lot of fun. It is obvious that the 1964 Disney movie was based on the first book, but a great deal of liberty with the story. These stories are must more surreal, with no obvious lesson being imparted. Instead, it is just a romping good time with Mary Poppins, her Uncle Albert and Cousin Arthur, Bert (a minor character in the book), Mr. Banks' quite formidable nanny, and a host of other believable and unbelievable characters! My children and I highly recommend this book to you.
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on 17 January 2016
This is the second book in the Mary Poppins series, and is very similar to the first. Mary comes back to the Banks' household, and the children go on a series of adventures with her, which may - or may not - be real. Some of the stories are a bit predictable, but some are enchanting, and filled with magic and mystery.
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on 23 September 2015
Do you believe in magic? Well this book will sure teach you to. I read the first book and loved it and bought the second one and I love the series even more! YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK IT IS EPIC
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on 12 June 2013
We decided to take on the task of finding hard back versions for our library and this did it for us, first of a number I hope
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on 29 December 2014
I always loved Mary Poppins, great to read the book againJ
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on 4 March 2016
great 2nd book, enjoyed it much more than the first
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on 27 February 2015
Just what my grandaughter wanted.
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on 17 June 2011
A thoroughly good read. Better than the film. I read this as a child, and really enjoyed reading it again
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on 19 March 2015
A laugh a minute
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on 29 September 2014
great condition
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