When Mary Poppins is about, her young charges can never tell where the real world merges into make believe. Neither can the reader, and that is one of the hallmarks of good fantasy. A popular story since its first publication in 1934, this book introduces the famous British nanny who arrives from the sky. While she takes the Banks children on many amazing adventures, she also teaches them important truths and makes the family stronger. For those already familiar with the film adaptations of the story, the book will offer an even better look into this fantastical nanny all children wish they could have for at least one unforgettable day!