CHIL­DREN’S book of the week

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - FAMILY MATTERS -

MARY POP­PINS BY PL TRAVERS, IL­LUS­TRATED BY LAU­REN CHILD Harpercollins Chil­dren’s Books, priced £20

IF YOU took your chil­dren to see new movie Mary Pop­pins Re­turns over the Christ­mas hol­i­days, this book might in­ter­est them.

A stun­ning, full-colour il­lus­trated edi­tion of the clas­sic novel about the mag­i­cal nanny sees the quirky and ec­cen­tric char­ac­ter brought back to life on the page in a pink and orange spotty dress, fly­ing above Lon­don rooftops, clutch­ing her flow­ered bag and green um­brella.

The bril­liant il­lus­tra­tions are the work of Lau­ren Child, known for her Char­lie and Lola pic­ture books and Clarice Bean se­ries.

When Mary Pop­pins ar­rives on a gust of wind to the home of the Banks in Cherry Tree Lane, their lives are turned up­side down.

First pub­lished in 1964, Mary Pop­pins has been de­light­ing young and old for gen­er­a­tions and this book will be one for the fam­ily to trea­sure.

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