Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins, Book 2
Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
Series: Mary Poppins, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (378 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Another timeless story about Mary Poppins, the world's favorite 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 Comes Back, the beloved nanny returns when she's pulled down from the clouds by the string of Michael's kite. In her care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons. Surprises are sure to pop up when Mary Poppins is around!

©1963 P. L. Travers (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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LOVED.... thank you P.L. Travers for the adventure

Once again Miss Travers you amaze and delight us... thank you for the adventure 💗

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Not Anything Like the First Book

Mary Poppins returns to check-in on her former wards. Seems like some of her lessons have gone unpracticed since she was last in the home. However, she quickly gets everybody back in to shape before disappearing again. The first book in the series is still my favorite (the one which the movie is based on). This book (#2 in the series) was much different that I expected. It concentrated less on the children & Mary Poppins' relationships & more on the new characters that appear in this story. It was just ok. Age recommendation: 8 & up On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 5.

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Not like the TV show!!!!!!!

The TV show made Mary Poippins look very nice, but she is not!!!! I like Mary Poppins, but she can be very mean. Mary Poppins is a fun story.

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Such a cute book

This book was so amazing and so much fun to read This book was great for a nice rainy day

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Amazing

Sophie Thompson is great.Chapter 8 is my fav chapter.her voice is a bit to loud.

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😲omg

It is the best book ever i love everything about it it's amazing i love it. !!!!!!

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so so

Some of the narration was too intense, a little scary. Mostly good but weird story.

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Enchanting

the kids and I loved the voices Sophie gave to each character. so much meter than the Disney movie!

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Brilliant narration

Sophie Thompson is so so very good. Her reading makes the classic stories new and charming and fresh.

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More from the unusual nanny

What did you like best about Mary Poppins Comes Back? What did you like least?

There is - at it's heart - a sweetness to the character and stories. However, Mary is a vain and annoyingly pretentious character. Far from the lovable character in the film. You need to dig a bit to see that sweetness.

Would you recommend Mary Poppins Comes Back to your friends? Why or why not?

No, not really. Perhaps if I knew anyone raised by nannies or was British - which I am not. Perhaps then the story would resonate a bit better.

Which scene was your favorite?

The rather sweet and sad scene with Annabelle and the starling.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not - I am not the target audience.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed the first novel, you will probably enjoy this one. Do not expect Disney's Mary Poppins. This one is magical, yes, but also a bit acerbic.