Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Another timeless story about Mary Poppins, the world's most exciting nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes. In Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins reappears just in time! According to her tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown "Worse and Worse" since she went away. But the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them. A visit to Mr. Twigley's music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, and a ride on Miss Calico's enchanted candy canes are all part of an average day out with everyone's favorite nanny.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781482955583
148295558X
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 32 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
mlharr
Jul 26, 2016

This is another wonderful addition to the Mary Poppins series! In fact, I'd venture to say that this one might be one of the better ones. Mary Poppins is a bit more Disney-esque in this one than she was in the previous two: a little softer and nicer. I truly enjoyed all the magical stories as well.

The book opens with Mary Poppins' arrival on Guy Fawkes Day, while the Banks children are in the park setting off fireworks in celebration. I had to remind myself that this book was written in 1943- in the opening chapter Mrs. Banks sends the children to the park in the care of the chimney sweep that she just met that afternoon. Nowadays parents are reluctant to let their children be in the care of anyone other than close family! They'd never let their kids go to the park with the neighborhood chimney sweep! (Nor should they, of course.) There's another part a little later on in another story where there's a comment made that would today be considered mildly racist. We'll chalk that up to the 1943 publication date as well.

In between the spectacular arrival of Mary Poppins and her magical departure, the children meet a man with seven wishes to share, the cat who looked at a king, Neleus (a park statue who comes to life to read comics), Miss Calico (who sells magical flying candy canes), mermaids and talking sea creatures, and fairy tale characters come to life. Mary Poppins continues to play a part in all these adventures, and to deny their happenings after the fact. But while in the moment, Mary seems much more fun. When Neleus comes to life, it is heavily hinted that it is by Mary's doing, and she grants him extra time when he and the children beg her for it. She also lets herself have fun at the undersea party, dancing and chatting with all the sea creatures.

Maybe it was because Mary seemed kinder and gentler in this volume, or maybe it was because I knew and loved the characters even more after spending three books with them, but I was actually sad to see this one end. Like the first two, this one read almost like a series of vignettes, and could possibly be picked up and read out of the order of the other books in the series. I would recommend starting with Mary Poppins, though, if you want the most complete enjoyment.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Arapahoe Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top