It’s Whatever Wednesday, and I’m in a Mary Poppins mood. I guess it’s because I recently saw the play at Texarkana College. They did an amazing job. I have been humming all the tunes ever since. Then my family watched, Saving Mr. Banks, which is the story of how Mary Poppins came to be on film. It was awesome and I will be watching it again.
But did you know that there are six Mary Poppins books? Yes, it’s a series. I didn’t know that until I watched the movie.
There is Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door.
I’m thinking of purchasing all the books, reading them and then either donating them to a library or keeping them for my (very) future grandchildren. If you haven’t found the child in you, sit down and watch Mary Poppins, you will definitely find that child then. Or you could read the books with your kids or grandkids.
Here is what Mary Poppins is about: When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michael’s lives are turned magically upside down. Familiar to anyone who has seen the film or the West End adaptation, you can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michael’s adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes…
Makes you want to start singing and skipping around, doesn’t it?
Oh, oh, oh!
Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!