Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers


Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, reviewed by Sofia (age 9).

What better way to celebrate the back to school month of August than by welcoming our new book reviewer Sofia (age 9)….and what better book to start with than Mary Poppins by P.L.Travers.

“I have read many wonderful books in my lifetime, but none were as interesting as the one I just finished. Mary Poppins by P.L.Travers is a great read. It connected to the Disney film, but it was also very different. Mary Poppins was very strict in the book. After the film was made, many people said that Walt Disney made Mary too sweet. I would agree if I had not watched the film first. When someone says Mary Poppins, I automatically think the sweet Mary Poppins from the film.

P.L. Travers had Jane and Michael as characters but in the book there was also John and Barbara, the younger Banks twins. Mr. Banks was mean, and did not often appear in the book.
The magic in the book was breathe taking. Every chapter took you through a different course of Magic. My favorite chapter was Miss Corry. It was baking magic (and I love love to bake). There was star hanging, sugar cane fingers, and much more. I truly love this book. Go to your neighborhood bookstore, Books and Company and read it yourself.”

Thanks for the lovely review Sofia!

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Austin Sailsbury