P.L. Travers' iconic children's book is a work of whimsical fiction, intended to guide young readers through key life lessons as well as some fantastical adventures. Written in the third person, the book's narrator sympathizes with its young protagonists, Jane and Michael, while also deftly highlighting the complexity and beloved nature of the most famous nanny of the literary world: Mary Poppins. The book explores themes like growing up, friendship, the search for happiness, and more.
Vain, brusque, and tart of tongue, Mary Poppins first blew into the Banks home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, in the self-titled book of 1934, to teach Jane, Michael, and the twins some ...