From the Back Cover
Mary Poppins, neat and prim in blue skirt and a new hat trimmed with a crimson tulip, looked at the children over her knitting. She was sitting bolt upright against the tree, with a plaid rug spread on the lawn around her. Her handbag sat tidily by her side. And above her, from a flowering branch, the parrot umbrella dangled. She gave a little sniff.
'This is the fourth book about Mary Poppins.'
"Absolutely alive, and aglint with magic."
Walter de la Mare
"Like all great children's classics, 'Mary Poppins' is frightening and sad as well as magic and very funny."