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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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on 9 January 2016
I had never read any of the Mary Poppins books as a child, although I grew up with the film, which was made when I was about two, and have always loved it; it is one of my nostalgic treasures! So I thought it was about time I read the book, and it hasn't taken anything away from my affection for the film (thankfully). As others have pointed out, it is not a linear novel; it is a series of short stories featuring Mary, her friends and relatives, the Banks' family, and a number of other characters I won't describe as it might spoil it for you.
The book has a different atmosphere to the film; it is all a bit darker, less sentimental; Mary herself is not as endearing a character as Julie Andrews portrays, but is actually more interesting for it. Some of the stories come as something of a surprise until you read that P L Travers had a lifelong interest in myth and legend.
I would heartily recommend this to anyone, whether you have seen the film or not. I will definitely be reading the rest (I think there are six in all)
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on 7 June 2017
I really couldn't relate this book to the film at all and really didn't enjoy reading it at all. I only decided to read the book after seeing the film Saving Mr Banks. Thank goodness Mr Disney made such a good job of the Mary Poppins film!
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on 23 March 2017
I had this book, same cover as a young girl. Can now read it to my grandchildren. Pleased with purchase.
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on 6 June 2017
I enjoy reading Mary Poppins. I had no idea there were so many books as I only ever watched the original film that misses so much.
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on 19 March 2017
Great price. Great item. Got here in good time
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on 29 December 2016
Lovely book, just as I remember it as a child in the 1970s
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on 16 May 2017
Daughter loves it said it's so much different from the film
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on 12 June 2017
Great
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on 19 April 2017
Was a gift, but looked good. Arrived on time
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on 26 April 2017
Excellent
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