New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964. Mary Shepard. Reprint Edition: marked "G.G.5.64" [not 1962]. Decorated cloth. Small 8vo (7 5/8" x 5 3/8"), beige deorative cloth with black lettering on spine & image of Mary Poppins with her decorative hat in a black frame on the front cover, charming B&W frontispiece and 26 B&W drawings, insets, and tailpieces by Mary Shepard, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of Mary Poppins & family, pictorial endpapers depicting MP & family, [xii] + 206 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3629
BRILLIANT COPY! SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally with minute rubbing to edges! 1964 reprint of the 1962 edition.
Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE born Helen Lyndon Goff; Queenland, 1899 – 1996) was an Australian-born writer who spent most of her career in England. She is best known for the Mary Poppins series of children's books, which feature the magical nanny Mary Poppins.
In 1933, she began writing the novel MARY POPPINS, the first of eight Poppins books. During World War II, while stationed in New York City and working for a British Ministry, Walt Disney contacted her about selling the rights for a film adaptation of Mary Poppins, whose sequel Mary Poppins Comes Back was also in print.
After years of frustrating contact, Walt Disney finally did obtain the rights, and the wonderfully successful Disney film "Mary Poppins" premiered in 1964. In 2004, a musical adaptation opened in the West End; it premiered on Broadway in 2006.
In a 1977 interview Travers remarked, "I've seen it once or twice, and I've learned to live with it. It's glamorous and it's a good film on its own level, but I don't think it is very like my books."