Thursday 19 March 2015

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Ok, here we go, my first ever review on here. I've got very fond memories of writing book reviews at Primary School, I was always a big reader so I used to end up writing loads of reviews. I knew that the first review I did on here would have to link to Disney in some way since I love it so much, and, after seeing this in the local library a couple of days ago, I knew I had to get it out.

First of all, I honestly do not know how I managed to almost get through 27 years of life without ever having read this book, it's one of my favourite feel-good films, and the book is equally as good. We all know the story of Mary Poppins: magical nanny who takes Jane and Michael on loads of adventures but will only stay until the wind changes, all of which happens in the book, but the book, naturally, has so much more. The book has extra little episodes in it, of which my favourite was the chapter named The Dancing Cow, which reminded me a bit of The Red Shoes. My favourite thing about this book was that each chapter was almost like its own little story, a self-contained episode in each, not like traditional chapters that flow, making a story. Despite these self-contained chapters, the story still seemed to flow, and by the end I was dreading the impending wind change.

I read the book in one go, it was that enjoyable. Overall, a fantastic little read.


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