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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
Author: P.L. Travers
ISBN-13: 9780001811010
ISBN-10: 0001811010
Pages: 224
Edition: Reprinted Ed
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Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
I'd prefer it not be edited... Review from Amazon I read: "Reading the books that I loved as a child was wonderful - until I realized that it had been edited to make it more socially acceptable. The chapter called "Bad Tuesday" involves a magical compass that transports the characters all over the world. The original work used the author's vision of what the people would be like, and had used some pretty offensive stereotypes of the time. But the altered version completely changed the story, not only using animals instead of people, but changing even the storyline. Would have liked to be able to see the original work also, or at least been warned that the newer version was altered to that extent. Nancy"
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Helpful Score: 1
I listened to this after seeing "Saving Mr. Banks" and found it delightful. The Disney movie was one of our favorites when my sons were young, and I was astonished to learn that almost all of the features in the movie (everyone jumping into Bert's chalk drawings, Mary sliding UP the stair bannister, the bird lady feeding pigeons near the church) came from Travers' original book. The narrator of the audio edition is British and does an excellent job. You'll love it.
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