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Mary Poppins, the unflappable nanny of the Banks children, is back again! -- It is a day like any other for Mary Poppins and the Banks family in Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane -- until a telegram arrives with the momentous news that Miss Andrews, the Holy Terror, is coming to live in the house next door. The house has always been empty and so has become the treasure of Cherry Tree Lane -- each neighbor has filled it with personal dreams. But now peace in the lane is gravely threatened. Can Mary Poppins, in her own magical, whimsical way, resolve the crisis?
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P. L. TRAVERS (1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and author of the 'Mary Poppins' books. She wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-- Mary Poppins fans will welcome this latest addition to the series. It features all of the favorite and familiar characters in a fast-paced fantasy/farce that works much better than Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (Delacorte, 1982). The neighbors are distressed to learn that their beloved Number Eighteen, an empty house for which each has created an imaginary, wished-for tenant, is about to be occupied by Mr. Banks' childhood governess, Miss Andrew--otherwise known as the Holy Terror. Her dreaded arrival brings a pleasant surprise as well, for Luti, a native boy from the South Seas, has accompanied her as both servant and student. Delighted by the prospect of a new friend, Jane and Michael are frustrated by the restrictions which the hypochondriacal Miss Andrew has placed on Luti, who grows more and more homesick for his family and tropical surroundings. When the call in his heart to return home becomes more than he can bear, it is Mary Poppins who makes the trip possible by means of a visit to the Man-in-the-Moon. The "noble savage" theme notwithstanding, Travers has written a satisfying story that skillfully combines the mundane with the magical in plot and sharp-as-ever characterization. Inscrutable, intimidating, incorrigible--all apply to Mary Poppins. Shepard's illustrations are both fresh and timeless. Her drawings of Miss Andrew are particularly telling, and with one look at Mary Poppins' upturned nose, children will almost hear her haughty sniff.
- Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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Book Description Fontana Lions, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006747884