Mary Poppins

by P. L. Travers

Illustrated by Lauren Child

On Sale: 16/11/2018

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About the Book

An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.

When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks's lives are turned magically upside down.

Who better to reimagine this endearing children's classic than today's most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator? Lauren Child brings the magic of Mary Poppins into the hearts and imagination of readers and fans new and old.

First published in 1964, Mary Poppins has been delighting readers ever since, both in books and on film. This stunning deluxe edition is published ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Disney film Mary Poppins Returns.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008289362
  • ISBN 10: 0008289360
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 16/11/2018
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

P.L. Travers, born in 1899, grew up on a sugar plantation in Australia, one of three sisters. Pamela deliberately kept her life very private. She lived for a while in Ireland and London, and travelled frequently to America, where she was made writer in residence to both Smith and Radcliffe Colleges in Massachusetts. She also received an honorary doctorate from Chatham College, Pittsburgh. Although she worked as a secretary, a dancer and an actress, writing wasP.L. Travers' real love, and for many years she was a journalist. It was while she was recuperating from a serious illness that she wrote Mary Poppins - 'to while away the days, but also to put down something that had been in my mind for a long time,' she said. She wrote eight Mary Poppins books altogether and several other children's books as well as adult books. 


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Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.


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