“Mary Poppins” by P.L Travers and Genevieve Godbout

A gorgeous picture book based on P.L Travers’ timeless story of Mary poppins, adapted by Amy Novesky, and elegantly illustrated by Genevieve Godbout.

If you are unfamiliar with the storyline of this children’s classic, at the beginning of the 20th Century, a mysterious nanny arrives in the Banks family.  Under her perfect strict British nanny style, lays magic she puts to use to manage kids to perfection and live adventures full of fantasy about London.

Godbout’s illustrations have a “retro” feel yet contemporary.  They bring beautifully to life the fantasy of the story.

I got this book for my eldest’s 7th birthday, as she thoroughly enjoyed the “Mary Poppins Returns” movie.  Her eyes brightened with delight as she discovered her present. She found the book superb and loved having this character she liked so much in a book.

My youngest loves the story, she listens intently.  When asked, she says she loves the pictures.

As a mum, I simply adore the classy “retro yet modern” look of the illustrations.  The story is written with a nice use of the English language and in a very flowing fashion.  Of course, it is a very simplified version of a much bigger chapter book which even comes as collection (also illustrated by the talented Genevieve Godbout), but it still does the tour de force of conveying all the magic of the original story.

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This book is available from Amazon

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