When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins to 17 Cherry Tree Lane to care for the Banks children, nothing will ever be the same. You may be surprised at how little the original resembles the Disney version. This Mary Poppins is acid-tongued, uncompromising, and vain--but Jane and Michael Banks (and their younger siblings who didn’t appear in the movie) adore her. Each chapter brings a new adventure for the magical nanny and her young charges: tea parties on the ceiling, Christmas shopping with stars, dancing cows and talking birds.
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed.
It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!