“I think Mary Poppins is a very good book.This is the first book and it is about a family needing a nanny for their children and Mary Poppins comes.She takes the children to the park,and many other things that a nanny would do.But don't forget......... Mary Poppins is very fierce .”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The book was just like the movie. It wasn't a book I enjoyed very much.”see full review » see other reviews »
““Mary Poppins” by P. L. Travers; published by Liberty of Congress; USA; copyright 1981
1. Awards this book has won: This book has received awards such as the Horn Book, ALA Booklist, and Library Journal awards.
2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for children in 5th grade and up.
3. Summary: Mary Poppins is a nanny that has arrived at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane to take care of the Banks children. Mary Poppins is unlike any other nanny, however, and turns everyday life into something extraordinary. She leads the children on countless adventures throughout the day but still manages to tuck them in at night time. Mary Poppins brings a sense of life into the Banks’ home which has been missing for a while and completely changes the lives of the whole family.
Review: Mary Poppins is a good book for advanced and older readers. Many students may have already seen the movie so they will have an idea of what the book is about. It is a magical, fantastic book that creates vivid mental images with just words so you do not need to look at pictures to see what is going on. This book has a variety of vocabulary, sentence structures, and dialogue so students will be exposed to all different types of text. There are countless activities and lessons that can stem from this book for teaching cognitive skills as well as fostering creativity. This is a great book to challenge advanced readers and to get all types of readers excited about reading on their own time.
4. Uses in the classroom:
-takes turns telling this story from different perspectives of the other characters in the book
-write a short story about how Mary Poppins would affect your life if she blew onto your doorstep
-make a chart of the characters and record the class’s first impressions as well as their final opinions of each character
-compare and contrast the book, movie, and musical using a Venn diagram or chart
-create a newsletter that would describe the events on Cherry-Tree Lane; practice writing professionally
“The book was just like the movie. It wasn't a book I enjoyed very much.”Isabelle wrote this review Friday, November 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my second time reading this book! I read it when I was not really good at English so the book was a seriously boring. I had no clue what was going on because it's a little bit confusing and complicated. So I thought it would be better reading it now. Unfortunately, it's still boring as usual and I don't get why this book is famous... ”Cho Young Jai (Alice) wrote this review Wednesday, October 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think Mary Poppins is a very good book.This is the first book and it is about a family needing a nanny for their children and Mary Poppins comes.She takes the children to the park,and many other things that a nanny would do.But don't forget......... Mary Poppins is very fierce .”Sari wrote this review Tuesday, October 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“We are doing this as our camp show! Come see it if you know who I am... Yea! Go Actor's Gym!!!!!!!!
“A classic that is great for all ages and unveils magic and Mary Poppinsin a wonderful combination”Jazzy wrote this review Saturday, June 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mary Poppins is like A magical creater that can basicly travel ANYWHERE!!!! It's amazing! I want her as my nanny”Adrian/ Bob/ Sharel/ Megan! wrote this review Friday, March 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book has many versions in Korea; I've read it all, and think what I feel from the book is different between English version and Korean version.
Though, this is my favorite ever!
It's like the middle of bubble-gum and JR.
I can't figure out how many times I thought, 'What would I do if I were Jane, Michael or Marry Poppins?' or 'I wanna live my life like Marry Poppins.' ”
“The magic that Marry Poppins uses is fabulous! ”Rachel P wrote this review Monday, September 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No