Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane & The House Next Door (#7 & #8)
|Author:||P. L. Travers|
Two slim volumes now published as one, with plenty of stories about the world-famous nanny! Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane Going to the Park for a supper picnic proves to be more than just the expected treat when Mary Poppins is around! The strangest people turn up, and Jane and Michael have a wonderful time. Mary Poppins and the House Next Door Luti, the child who comes to live at No. 18 Cherry Tree Lane with Mr Banks's much-feared elderly Governess, longs to go home to the South Seas. So Mary Poppins takes him and the Banks children on a spectacular trip to the Man-in-the-Moon!
"Like all great children's classics Mary Poppins is frightening and sad as well as magic and very funny." The Observer "Absolutely alive, and aglint with magic." Walter de la Mare
P.L. Travers was born in 1899 in Maryborough in Queensland, Australia and was one of three sisters. She worked as a secretary, a dancer and an actress, but writing was P.L.Travers's real love, and for many years she was a journalist. It was while 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 received an OBE in 1977, and died in 1996.