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Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, Lauren Child

Mary Poppins: Illustrated Gift Edition

P. L. Travers, Lauren Child

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Category: Children's
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9780008289362

An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.

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4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
2 Dec 2018

"a gorgeous volume"

In a gorgeous volume, Lauren Child has illustrated seven of the 12 chapters of Mary Poppins (HarperCollins £20, 6+), making PL Travers’s nanny much warmer and more like Julie Andrews than the wooden doll that inspired the author. Reverting to the 1930s, with expressive draughtsmanship and ingenious collages using the insides of envelopes, this enhances the joy of riding an untethered fairground horse and taking tea on the ceiling.