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Pulled down from the clouds at the end of a kite string, Mary Poppins is back. In Mary’s 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....

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ISBN : 9780152058166
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Number of Pages : 268 Pages
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Mary Poppins Comes Back Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-19 23:41

    Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2), P.L. Travers تاریخ نخستین خوانش: پانزدهم ماه می سال 1974 میلادیچاپ نخست: امیرکبیر، فرانکلین، 1348عنوان: مری پاپینز برمیگردد؛ اثر: پاملا لیندون پ. ال. تراورس؛ ترجمه: مهرداد مهدویان؛ ویراستار: حسین فتاحی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، قدیانی، کتابهای بنفشه‏ 1381، فروست: رمان نوجوانان 28؛ شابک دوره: 9644174941، شابک جلد دو: 9644174240، ا. شربیانی

  • Ivonne Rovira
    2019-04-21 19:52

    P.L. Travers famously loathed the 1964 film Mary Poppins — so much so that her will stipulates that a sequel can never be filmed. No wonder I and so many others never realized quite how many books there are in this series.In Mary Poppins Comes Back, the legendary nanny reappears from the sky with as much notice as she gave when she vanished at the end of the very first book: none. The Banks family, at sixes and sevens without her, welcome her return — particularly the children: Jane, Michael and the toddler twins Barbara and John. In this book, first released in 1935, Mary Poppins rules the household even more imperiously than in the first, if that’s possible. But, as always, Miss Poppins brings magic and good sense wherever she goes. Some of the characters from the first novel reappear as well — Admiral Boom, the prissy Miss Lark and her dogs, Mrs. Corry and her giant daughters, and Bert the Match Man — but quite a few new ones emerge, too. Some of the adventures are a bit repetitive (e.g., cousin Arthur Turvy bears too much of a resemblance to the uncle, Mr. Wigg ) and chapter on the introduction of spring falls flat; however, some of the tales are a bit darker than you’d find in today’s children’s fare, and most of the tales are reasonably funny. Chapters on Mr. Banks’ harridan of an ex-nanny, on a celestial circus, and on the Dirty Rascal prove particularly satisfying. While not quite in the same league as the 1934 debut Mary Poppins book, adults and children alike will still love the sequel.

  • Drew Graham
    2019-04-28 17:53

    This book has more or less the same pros and cons as the first, but I was a little more vexed by them this time because it was a second book's worth of them. In fact, I think my first review might have been colored a little by having read this one too, since I wrote it after reading both. Some of that indignation probably belongs here. I wanted to believe that the sequel would be more pleasant, but not so. In any case, this is another random string of adventures involving Mary Poppins and the Banks household. The children are still charming (including the new addition of Annabel), the parents are still useless and blithering, there are even hints that certain members of the staff are also somehow magical or something, and Mary Poppins is still cross and priggish and mean and glaring. If there were just the slightest hint that she actually cared about these children, I might be able to get on board, but she's just so unpleasant. I don't think the kids need to be coddled by their nanny, but they're practically mistreated. There are hints that Mary Poppins can be a wonderful, charming person (dancing in the stars, upside-down tea parties, though never in relation to the kids), but then they're squashed when she immediately turns on anyone who dares intimate that anything extraordinary could possibly have happened, despite the hints that inevitably turn up on the last page of every chapter. The magic is still kind of fun to read in parts, but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it (like, who IS Mary Poppins? WHAT is she?), though it's not too hard to just go with that element at least and realize that magic doesn't always have to be explained. We see a couple more glimpses of elements used in the movie and stage musical in this book, including the fearsome Miss Andrew, the former nanny of Mr. Banks. Her presence would be a lot more formidable if Mary Poppins provided more of a contrast, but instead she's just another brand of unpleasant, and Mary Poppins only dismisses her (in the way only Mary Poppins can) because Miss Andrew offends her. Oh, horror!!! Never mind the horrible things she says to the kids or Mrs. Banks. Also, I don't really understand why or how, but there are quite a few pretty inexcusable typos I noticed in this one... The illustrations are still fun-the one of Miss Andrews is inspired.In the end, more of the same, really. The very ending kind of won me back over, enough to at least pick up the third in the series, but I'm not holding my breath for Mary Poppins to pull out any spoonfuls of sugar any time soon.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-05-04 00:51

    Another dazzling, comedic and fantastic addition to the classic Mary Poppins series! This is technically a children's book, but it can certainly be read by all ages, not to mention that the author's depiction of Edwardian England is just amazing. :)

  • booklady
    2019-05-02 21:40

    Had the collection of all the Mary Poppins stories as a child and read them many times. Rereading them now is going back in time.In Mary Poppins Comes Back she does—come back—as unexpectedly and unapologetically as she left at the end of Mary Poppins. And somehow she gets away with it, just leaving and coming back at will, to her job as the Bank’s children’s governess. She finds it open to her when she arrives, and steps back into place as if she never left, welcomed as the only one who can restore order. Part of you wants to be annoyed with her moxie, but another part (your greater self) prefers to admire her ... waiting to see what she will do next, especially to stand in wonder of what's coming next. For surely something amazing's about to begin!And amazing adventures happen over and over to Jane, Michael and the twins, John and Barbara. The author, P.L. Travers, knew what appealed to children of my generation. Although the books may seem strange (tame?) to children today who are used to so much more action, for those who long for less and like things at a slower pace, these books are a treat.They remind me of old-fashioned ballads with numerous verses which are fun to sit around a camp or a log-fire and enjoy. Somewhat repetitious and nostalgic but restful, sweet, and homey for being so.

  • Sheila
    2019-04-30 17:45

    I am a bit vexed by these books. Who is Mary Poppins really? Where does she come from? Where does she go? Why is she the way she is? And will we ever get these questions answered? Many magical adventures again occur involving Mary Poppins and the Banks children. And as in the first book, Mary Poppins never explains how any of the magical things happen to the children, never answers their questions. It seems they are becoming more accepting of this in this second book, and just take her and the mysteries that surround her for part of who she is. They didn't even seem surprised in the end when she suddenly left them again. So I guess I will continue this series with book three. I am hoping some of my questions will eventually be answered, but like the Banks children I may eventually just give up and accept the mystery as having no answers.

  • Hissa Reads
    2019-05-12 20:52

    So I liked this one a little bit more than the first one. It was not as creepy as the first one, and I honestly don't know if it was because I got used to her creepiness or it was actually less creepy. The writing is beautiful and delightful, but still I'm not a fan of the characters. I still can't understand how did the kids love Mary Poppins when she showed them no affection whatsoever.

  • Jamie Hansen
    2019-04-22 23:28

    I really enjoy Travers' writing. It's quaint and clever and quite funny. Such an interesting series so far. Mary Poppins is so enigmatic but lovable. I found myself thinking of the Phantom Tollbooth in this one; saw some similarities in style. I was also struck by how fantastical this one was; I think even more than the first. Entertaining, witty, and an unsurprisingly lovely read.

  • Emmeline
    2019-04-27 20:39

    Mary Poppins is an endearing, sassy, and strict human whom I have regard very dearly. However, in this reread I came across some interesting and questionable things that I hadn't noticed before. The book rather interestingly suggests that The Sun is a god, and presents a Noah story where the biblical version is quite twisted. These were just little issues that I spotted on this reread, and yet I couldn't stop thinking about them. To be fair I have had a very "theological day", researching Calvinism and the like. That said, I couldn't stop thinking about these issues while reading, which rather spoiled the book for me. It's always upsetting when one of your favourite books as a kid gets ruined by some small philosophical/moral/ethical detail (does this happen to everyone?? Or is it just me?). But despite its flaws, Mary Poppins will always be one of my favourite fictional characters!!

  • ضحى الحداد
    2019-04-20 20:50

    another crappy book from the psychopath Mary PoppinsI am really starting to believe that the juice Mary Poppins gives the children the moment she arrives is actually some kind of drug just so they can obey her and not report her to the authorities, because this person is pure evil and there is not ounce of compassion in her .. yes I know she is supposed to be teaching the children the truth about the world but she is just lying all the time and make them feel stupid and afraid to even share their opinion .. I don't know what kind of raising they did back then but if all nannies were like this I am sure as hell glad I wasn't born in that era, I would really have turned into a criminal that kills all the nannies in the world ughhh there are 6 more of these ?? let's see how much longer I can survive this before I give up

  • Brenda Ayala
    2019-04-19 00:43

    After finishing this book I'm inclined to think I like the adventures Mary Poppins brings more so than the actual Mary Poppins herself. Going to a constellation circus sounds absolutely amazing, but then Mary is always talking down to the children.And holy cow her vanity is so much worse in this one! Jeez lady we understand, you're beautiful. I feel like the only reason I liked the first so much is because I loved Julie Andrews. Let's hope the same holds true after the new one with Emily Blunt.

  • Nate
    2019-04-29 00:55

    I enjoyed this more than Mary Poppins. Travers ups her game by going even more cosmic and exploring the human need to attach underlying meaning to surface experience. Mary Poppins is a strict nanny, but the children love her because she is there and free of whimsy and inattention when it comes to their care. She's a pro, and the only one the Banks children have known. Mary's origin story would be something to behold, I am sure. I still get teary-eyed every time she leaves...

  • Susan
    2019-05-12 21:38

    More imaginative adventures for the Banks children. However, some of them took on a Roald Dahlesque weirdness which I found bit odd for Mary Poppins. Still interesting enough to keep reading.

  • Marie
    2019-04-30 23:54

    Most people are pretty familiar with the Disney version of Mary Poppins. But not everyone knows that Mary Poppins is the first in a whole series of books, and that the tone of the books is quite different from the Disney version of events. I highly recommend you consider checking out these slightly grittier books.Mary Poppins Comes Back is the second book in the series. If you've seen the Disney movie, you could easily pick up this book and start from here; if you know nothing about Mary Poppins, I'd recommend starting with Mary Poppins.So in the books, Mary is rather stern with the Banks children, but it works. She's also a bit uptight, domineering, short, and bossy. She even tells Mr. and Mrs. Banks what to do sometimes! She sets her own schedule, coming and going out of their employment at her will, not theirs. When she puts the kids to bed, she simply tells them to go to bed and then leaves the room. No sentimental storytime or good nights. In the movie, she cheerily sings "Spoonful of Sugar" and magically makes castor oil taste delicious; in the book she makes the kids take the med without changing the taste or singing a song.However, the magic is definitely still there, and that's what makes these books so excellent. No matter what is happening on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Poppins and her magic can distract and/or make things better. This series of books is almost written like a series of vignettes; the chapters can easily be read one at a time, as there's no cliffhanger endings. In each one, one or more the Banks children is facing a conflict and in each one something magical happens. Also at the end of each chapter: Mary totally denying that anything unusual happened. For example, in one story Jane Banks wakes up having a bad day. (Yes, a very minor conflict, but a conflict in the life of a child still.) She ends up magically shrinking down and "entering" the world depicted on the side of a fancy porcelain bowl on the mantelpiece, where she meets three young boys. When things don't go as well as hoped for, and Mary has to rescue her, she comes home in a much better mood and much more appreciative of the life she does have. Mary, as usual, tells Jane that she imagined the whole thing. Yet, Mary's scarf is clearly visible in the picture on the bowl after the whole escapade!The magic continues throughout the book... the children meet Mr. Turvy and his wife, Mrs. Topsy. They also go bouncing through the park, buoyed by big colorful balloons. And finally, they also learn the story of the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, and learn that Mary may have been involved, of course.If you find yourself needing a magically surprising escape, like the Banks children sometimes do, check out the Mary Poppins series!

  • Book Concierge
    2019-04-20 23:51

    Audiobook performed by Sophie ThompsonFrom the book jacket: Pulled down from the clouds at the end of a kite string, Mary Poppins is here again to take the Banks children in hand, leading them from one head-spinning adventure to another.My reactionsOh, My! I read these books when I was about nine or ten years old. My best friend and I would share the books back and forth, spending countless hours at recess and over lunch talking about Mary Poppins, the Banks children and their fantastical adventures. There were only four books in the series at that time, and I think we read each of them three or four times. This was before the Disney movie adaptation, which we eventually saw and loved, though we recognized the differences and were a little disappointed that some of our favorite adventures were missing.I re-read the first book when my first niece was about six (she’s 19 now), thinking I might want to give her the series. I was struck by how mean and unpleasant Mary Poppins was – definitely not the lovable nanny of my memory! I had no such reaction this time, although Mary Poppins is certainly a stern taskmaster at times, not to mention vain. But I just loved the adventures she and the children had! Who would not smile at Mr Turvy, the Balloon Woman, or the trip to the Constellations?!Sophie Thompson does a marvelous job narrating the audio version. Like many children’s books, this one lends itself easily to being read aloud. Thompson has great pacing, and a gift for voices that really helps to bring these characters to life.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-15 20:39

    The real Mary Poppins is mean. Julie Andrews made her sweet and likable, but the children had reason to be afraid of her in the books. Many of the adventures in the books begin with the children following a creature or wandering off on their own to someplace amazing without Mary, and then discovering she is already at the party. She always glares at the children when they try to bring up a fantastical experience they've had with her, and acts as though it never happened. She's pretty stuck-up and strict for a nanny who just blew into town with the wind.One of the flaws to the film adaptation is that the screenplay makes all of the adults seem ridiculous and the children the only sane characters. In the books, the children have their very bad days (not wanting to wake up, grumpy and misbehaving), true-to-life, and there are still a few adult characters with collected senses. Mr. and Mrs. Banks' personalities for example, might even be considered "normal," in the books, whereas in the films, they were pretty eccentric or clueless.I didn't like the series of adventures in this second book as much as the first, still continuing through the series.

  • Keith
    2019-04-29 01:51

    This is the second Mary Poppins book. Like the first, it presents a sterner, less sugar-coated Poppins than the one most people are familiar with from the Disney movie. Several chapters in this book inspired scenes in the Broadway musical, most notably the episode with Miss Andrew and her lark. The similarities here go beyond the same characters and the same writing style. At first I thought that Travers was simply re-using her ideas---an upside down tea party, instead of one floating at the ceiling, and an evening out with at a celestial circus, instead of an evening at the zoo. But after a while I had to conclude that this was deliberate on Travers' part. Every chapter in this book has a twin in the first. This stories are different, and still entertaining. But there is an inevitable reference to the partner from the first book. I'm not sure what to make of this beyond the curiosity of it. I'll be interested to see what Jackie thinks.

  • Rebecca Raeske-Grinch
    2019-04-28 21:55

    Another Charlotte bedtime book. We loved this book. It gave both of us the feels. It's like they went for your emotional jugular with most of the chapters. There's a new baby in the Banks household and the sun comes and puts a twinkle in her eyes and the wind blows her hair curly. The Banks children go to an emotional circus of celestial beings. There's the tale of Robertson Aye, which is actually the tale of the king of the castle and the dirty rascal that helps him across the rainbow bridge, and it all culminates in everyone except the children saying goodbye to Mary Poppins as she returns to the sky on a carousel. Way to continually tug at our heartstrings, book.

  • Amy
    2019-05-10 20:48

    Lovely. So mythical, imaginative and down to earth! I love this Mary Poppins and I love that there are now 5 children. Similar tones to Peter Pan but better (and less disturbing!). I look forward to reading the next one!

  • Alicia
    2019-04-23 00:42

    2.5 starsI must say that this book made me realize what a total brat Mary Poppins is. She never seems to have a nice thing to say to anyone, and her attitude is annoying. I have to admit that I think Disney and Julie Andrews improved this character immensely. I'm not planning to read any more Mary Poppins books. I'm completely content watching the movie over and over again..

  • Annie Risher
    2019-04-28 23:30

    The wacky adventures of Mary Poppins continue in Mary Poppins Comes Back! It is pretty wacky when you have tea upside down with Mr. Turvy, and you float with balloons at the park, and whenever Mary Poppins goes to an ark, she meets wooden people who decorate and talk. It was very interesting, and I really liked it! I enjoyed this book so much that I want to keep reading other books!

  • Monica Beevers
    2019-05-08 17:36

    This one reminded me of the Miss Piggle Wiggle books. It is written as experiences and not a story that follows a typical story line. I really enjoyed this book and will be reading them to my youngest soon.

  • Scott
    2019-04-27 01:31

    I found Mary Poppins to be a mean old cow in Travers' second tale of the magical nanny. The mini stories contained in the chapters are boring, and the writing style is pompous and tiresome.

  • Brenda
    2019-05-08 21:53

    Sometime has passed since Mary Poppins has been at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, and things at the Banks house are in total disarray. "Nothing ever goes right--hasn't for ages! Shaving water to hot and coffee too cold." The children have been through three governesses and now that there is the addition of twins John and Barbara, Mrs. Banks is at her wits end. Trying for some peace, she sends them all out to the park to play. While there, they are pleasantly surprised when Mary Poppins comes back being pulled on the end of Michael's kite string. With no explanation or apologies, she once again takes over the care of the Bank's children. While reading Mary Poppins Comes Back, I think I've finally realized what it is the children adore about her. Mary brings spontaneity, adventure and excitement to their day, there was a whole chapter where the children were bored and fighting, and Mary takes charge and gives them such fun adventures. She takes them on trips to visit Mr. Turvy and his bride Miss Topsy, tells them stories about a King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal and even takes them to a circus in the stars. Maybe they respect her firmness and calm that she brings to their family while she is there. I can't say that Mary Poppins became more agreeable or pleasant, in fact she even seemed somewhat more conceded then I'd recalled, she spends a lot of time looking at her image in the mirror then I remembered from the first book. I guess that it intrigues me that she comes off as so stern, while at the same time being magical, dancing in the circus and sharing wonderful adventures with the children. Maybe "A Spoon Full of Sugar" is still dancing in my head and I'm still seeing Julie Andrews too. Oh well, it still makes me want to read one of the next stories though.

  • Angela
    2019-04-25 21:54

    Loved it. More of the same fantastical adventures that they had in the first book. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book next.

  • Rizki Utami
    2019-04-20 00:40

    Baca buku ini teringat sama film nya Nanny Mcphee. Ceritanya ringan, lebih ke petualangan anak-anak. Buku ini ternyata buku kedua dari series Mary poppins, dan aku belum baca buku ke satunya.Buku kedua ini masih bercerita tentang kehidupan suami istri Banks dengan anak-anak mereka yang sulit diatur. Ketika semua keadaan tidak berjalan baik di rumah itu, saat itulah Mary poppins datang kembali untuk mengurus anak-anak. Seisi rumah bahagia dengan kembalinya Mary Poppins, karena artinya segala sesuatu di rumah itu akan berjalan baik sebagaimana mestinya. Dan untuk anak-anak, hari-hari penuh petualangan mereka akan dimulai lagi. Karena belum baca buku pertamanya, pas awal-awal baca sempet bingung juga, asal-muasal Mary Poppins ini ketemu sama keluarga Banks kaya gimana. Tapi, seperti yang ditulis di novel,'semua yang menyangkut Mary Poppins itu pasti akan ganjil dan misterius', jadi aku putuskan untuk terus baca dan menikmati ceritanya.

  • Keri
    2019-05-19 20:40

    As delightful as the first, Mary Poppins returns to bedlam at the Banks home where things are falling apart in her absence. All is righted upon her return, and Jane and Michael continue to have strange adventures that only seem to occur in Poppins' presence. For instance, Jane enters the scene depicted on a porcelain bowl and is trapped there until Mary comes to rescue her. Later, Jane and Michael climb up to the heavens and are spectators at a celestial circus where the stars are the show. Annabelle is born in the Banks family, bringing the child count to 5. And at the end of the book, they all go walking in the park where an old woman is selling balloons. Every one who buys a balloon finds their name written on the balloon when blown up, and the balloons carry them into the air, bouncing through the park and all the way home. Lovely! I didn't realize there are 8 Mary Poppins books in the series.

  • F.C.
    2019-04-19 19:42

    All these little adventures the Mary Poppins takes the children on are quite quaint and enchanting. My favorite part was when Mrs. Banks has another baby. The baby comes quite suddenly, to everyone's surprise. Mr. Banks isn't too thrilled about it because he thinks he can barely afford the children he already has. After the baby comes, he has a conversation with Mrs. Banks about it. It cracked me up. Here it is:"Well!" he said, sitting down at the foot of the bed, "This is all very awkward. Very awkward indeed. I don't know that I can afford it. I hadn't bargained for five.""I'm so sorry!" said Mrs. Banks, smiling at him happily."You're not sorry, not a bit. In fact, you're very pleased and conceited about it. And there's no reason to be. It's a very small one.""I like them that way," said Mrs. Banks. "Besides, it will grow."

  • Bonnie
    2019-04-20 21:42

    Well, I liked it better than the 1st Mary Poppins book (the end somewhat redeems it). I especially liked the chapter toward the end of the book in which people in the park get to choose a balloon and if it is the right one, when blown up, it has their name magically on it. The two that aren't chosen correctly (the Prime Minister and a Lady) meet up and fall in love which I really enjoyed. Aside from this, Mary continues to be cross/angry with the children to the point to being psychopathic (almost abusive) which I just can't get over. The magical places that she takes them to are very similar adventures to what occurs in book #1. The addition of a new family addition makes this book even more enjoyable but Mary simply is NOT. 3 stars for a good magical adventure; two stars deducted for Mary's continued nasty behavior to the children.

  • Dominika
    2019-04-24 17:56

    Aranyos történetek, érdekes figurák! Mary Poppins és a gyerekek újabb kalandokba bonyolódnak. Szeretem ha valaki megérti, hogy csodák igenis vannak! Vannak olyan dolgok amiket nem foghatunk fel, mivel nem kell mindenre magyarázatot keresni! A dolgok néha csak megtörténnek, hagyni kell őket, és csodálni! :)Az első részhez képest, nekem ez egy kicsikét "unalmasabb" volt. Úgy vettem észre, hogy sokszor hasonló a történet, mint ami az előző kötetben volt, ezért viszonylag tudtam, hogy mi fog történni. Mary Poppinst nem kedveltem meg, mert szinte sosincs egy kedves szava gyerekekhez. Nagyon zavart, hogy csak leteremteni tudta őket; persze tudom, hogy a szíve mélyén jó ember, de akkor csak a rossz szót hallják a gyerkőcök!