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      Pamela Travers and her son Camillus in 1947. from Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers - By Valerie Lawson. - Books - Review - New York Times

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    Pamela Travers, the woman who wrote Mary Poppins, is pictured with her adopted son Camillus in the Forties

    "A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns." - P.L. Travers

    P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, author of eight books on English nanny Mary Poppins, died on April 23, 1996 at the age of 96. Originally from Australia, Ms. Travers (born Helen Goff) began her literary career writing poetry. She wroter her first Mary Poppins book in 1934. When the Disney film was released in 1964 she cried at the premiere - because she disliked the film version so much.

    I actually took notes in the margins of this book in crayon. I think I wanted to BE Mary Poppins.

    'Mary Poppins' (1964) musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, produced by Walt Disney, and based on the Mary Poppins books series by P. L. Travers. A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family and wonderful things begin to happen! All children should have this movie as a childhood memory ~ it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    P.L. Travers/ the woman who brought us Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins -- "Now you can spell it backwards, which is 'dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupus,' but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?" - Mary Poppins

    I have the perfect tattoo for myself. I can't believe I never thought of this before!!! I want a shaded silhouette of Mary Poppins floating with her umbrella. It will just be solid black. Omg, I'm so excited. I want to get it right now!

    Mary Poppins - practically perfect in every way. >> What can I say, I am a sucker for a Disney classic!