2 October 2015

Currently Reading - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins has always been one of my favourite films, but after watching Saving Mr Banks, I decided I really should read the original stories. This beautiful collection by P.L. Travers, which contains all 7 stories, has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now and I'm finally getting around to reading it! It's quite a big book, so I've decided to read one of the stories in between each of my other reads until I've finished the whole collection. They come in at around 150 pages each, which is the perfect length for this!

So far I've read the first in the collection, and I enjoyed it. The stories have quite a different tone to them than the film - there is a lot of magic involved, but some of it seems quite sinister in places which I didn't expect! Mary Poppins is also a lot harsher, and very full of herself too - she is always admiring her reflection in shop windows! Still, I'm enjoying reading about the adventures she takes Jane & Michael on that weren't featured in the film as well as the more familiar ones. Speaking of things not featured in the films, did you know there are actually 4 children in the Banks family?

Have you read any of the Mary Poppins stories?

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