The Magical Mary Poppins

The Magical Mary Poppins

How can you not be excited when a children’s author and illustrator, whose books you have always loved, uses her talents to illustrate a book about a character you have always loved? Well, we’re very excited as we’ve found out that Lauren Child, who has written among other books, Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and the Ruby Redfort series, has illustrated a beautiful edition of P. L. Traver’s classic children’s book Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins is  a nanny extraordinaire who brings her no nonsense approach and a sense of wonder to the Banks’ family home. Lauren Child’s illustrations beautifully add to the sense of magic and adventure.

When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks’s lives are turned magically upside down.

Who better to reimagine this endearing children’s classic than today’s most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator? Lauren Child brings the magic of Mary Poppins into the hearts and imagination of readers and fans new and old.

First published in 1964, Mary Poppins has been delighting readers ever since, both in books and on film. This stunning deluxe edition is published ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Disney film Mary Poppins Returns.



Lauren Child is the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate.

The Childrens Laureate is an honour awarded to a writer or illustator who has “made a lasting and significant contribution to the world of children’s books”. (BookTrust). The award is managed by the BookTrust  who have further information about the Laureate on their website.