#465 Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers

Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. TraversMary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers

Whoop-de-doo! Mary Poppins can open doors. Oooohhh! Aaaahhh! Doors! Who would have thought it?!

It’s true Mary Poppins can open doors. She really can. I mean, with all the other magical things Mary Poppins can do, you would think that opening doors would be the first on the list, but apparently not.

Mary Poppins comes back again, this time on Guy Fawkes day, which is something that intrigues me. Apparently on Guy Fawkes day, the fifth of November, you can shoot fireworks off. I hear it’s like Independence Day in the United States. So Mary comes out of a firework and marches straight into number 17 Cherry Tree Lane as if she owns the place. She measures the children, they’ve been terrible.

The kids go under the sea. They visit one of Mary’s strange relatives. They ride on candy canes like witch’s brooms and then Mary Poppins leaves through a mysterious door after a big party celebrating her departure.

What I liked

Mary has some crazy family. I like them. Also, where do I get myself one of those Mary Poppins’ bags? The umbrella as well, I want the umbrella. That blue coat everyone keeps talking about sounds pretty nice as well.

What I didn’t like

These Mary Poppins books are running into one another. This book is over two-hundred pages long; it’s not a small book and I read every page, but it began to be difficult for me to keep up what Mary did in which installment. Is this the book where she went into the side-walk painting or was it another book? Obviously, the movie people had a hard time of that as well because I have seen elements from all three books, thus far, in the movie. There is still one more book in the series, which is not a fourth visit from Mary, but stories that could have happened on any of her previous visits. So the fourth book is going to be even more confusing.

Mary seems to do the same crap every single time. Someone goes into something that you usually can’t go into. They visit one of Mary’s strange relatives. Mary talks to animals. Someone sells something weird in the park. This was before crystal meth, so it wasn’t meth. So yeah, same types of things.

Plus, if I were the Banks parents, I would have gotten good and tired of Mary randomly showing up and disappearing. Make up your mind woman! You’re not a good employee.


Where in the world does Mary Poppins come from?

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Books set in Europe, Children’s, Classic Fiction, Family dynamics, Fantasy, Fiction, Travers-P.L.


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