Based on the original 1934 novel by P. L. Travers with beautiful illustrations by Genevieve Godbout, this collectable picture book is sure to become a favorite of Mary Poppins fans old and new.
When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins over Cherry Tree Lane and into the lives of the Banks children, nothing is ever the same! This picture book adaptation of the original novel is full of Mary's unique brand of whimsical adventure: There's a tea party on the ceiling, a visit to the night zoo, and a trip to a mysterious shop that sells stars. Told in a lyrical text with fresh yet timeless art by Genevieve Godbout, this version ofMary Poppins is perfect for reading aloud. Young and old, longtime friends of Mary, and those meeting her for the first time, will revel in this colorfully illustrated version of the story that inspired the image of the beloved nanny of page, stage, and screen.
P. L. Travers (1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, and lecturer. She authored many books, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.
Genevieve Godboutis a children's book illustrator. She lives in Montreal. www.genevievegodboutillustration.com
- Canadian illustrator, Genevieve Godbout lives in Montreal
- published in advance of the new Mary Poppins Returns movie starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda which will hit theatres December 25
- Kirkus review
- Publishers Weekly article: "Mary Poppins Returns with New Editions, Tie-Ins"
- Quill & Quire feature: "Montreal’s Geneviève Godbout illustrates two of kidlit’s most iconic characters, Anne Shirley and Mary Poppins"
- launch in Montreal at Livres Babar on October 20, and at Drawn and Quarterly on November 22
- a Raincoast Superlead
"Refined, spit-spot-tidy illustrations infuse a spare adaptation of the 1934 classic with proper senses of decorum and wonder."--Kirkus