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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks. 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!
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peanutnine
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Went to a Halloween party last night! My sister and I dressed up as Mary Poppins and her penguin 🐧
#Scarathlon2022 #BucketList #ScarathlonCostume @StayCurious

wanderinglynn Awesome costumes! 1mo
peanutnine @wanderinglynn thanks! 😊 1mo
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wordslinger42
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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My new reading nook 📚🎃

AllDebooks Oh lovely x 4mo
wordslinger42 @AllDebooks Thank you! 💜 4mo
kspenmoll It‘s so warm & cozy! 4mo
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Ladygodiva7 I spy WOT!! 👌🏻👊🏻 4mo
wordslinger42 @kspenmoll Thank you 😊 4mo
wordslinger42 @Ladygodiva7 Yes! It's my first time reading it 😊 I'm on chapter 12 and really enjoying it! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Cozy! 💖 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
New Kid on the Book so cozy!! 3mo
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mjtwo
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26 Jul-6 Aug (audiobook)
One cannot listen to this without recalling Saving Mr Banks and PL Travers‘ reaction to the Disneyfied film. I do love both but they are so very different.
This is a far less saccharine version and it is quite difficult to see why the children loved Mary Poppins so much. Beatrix could not work it out - she continued to wait for her to become nicer.

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wordslinger42
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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I'm enjoying Mary Poppins so much and can't believe I haven't read it before ☂️ I'll also be diving back into The Eye of the World, after getting very distracted by other books 😂

#bookspin

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emmalouise1
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So I'm currently challenging myself to read stephen Kings IT . Normally I stick to books around 300 pages , however I found I couldn't read IT before bed as I was finding it to disturbing, so decided to use the time to read through some of my shorter books . Mary Poppins was such a cute read to start with . Full of magic and wonder 🥰 4 stars for me . Quick easy to follow and nostalgic

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sdbruening
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That was a really fun audiobook to listen to. The narrator, Sophie Thompson, is a star. So great. I thought it was strange in the movies that Mary Poppins is vain and haughty, but she really is that in the books. Way more adventures in the book than they get into in the movie. Also interesting that Jane and Michael actually have two younger twin siblings, Barbara and John. Fun story, I recommend beyond just seeing the movies.

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Dostoyes
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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Wonderful bedtime book to start the year. I purchased a copy while in York last year. I loved the story of Andrew the best as it was so unexpected.

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JessBookNerd
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Taking a little break from packing up Christmas.

Lauram Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 11mo
BethM Welcome to the best spot on the internet! 11mo
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DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! 😊🎉 Mary Poppins is one of my favorite books of all time. That Harcourt logo makes me nostalgic! 11mo
BookBabe Hi, new friend! Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 I got all cozy feeling when I saw the Mary Poppins book. I loved that movie as a child. ☺️ 11mo
Kimzey Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community! 📚❤️ 11mo
eeclayton Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 10mo
bthegood welcome to Litsy - if you aren't already - I suggest following @LitsyEvents - 10mo
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merelybookish
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Mehso-so

I feel a bit ashamed, but I did not love this. 😣I didn't mind a haughty, clipped, vain Mary Poppins. I enjoyed that! But I find episodic children's books a bit annoying (a trip to the store, a trip to the zoo, and so on). And the talking animals were annoying, too. This is one of those rare times where I much prefer the movie to the book.

mandarchy I accidently downloaded the series to my kindle instead of the one book. She's creepy. 12mo
mandarchy Oops. I didn't mean to send yet. Being stubborn I read it all and cannot see why the book was ever appealing. It gets creepy and dark, but not enough. It too much if you are expecting Disney. 12mo
mom2bugnbee Agreed. One can see why P.L. Travers was not thrilled with the movie, because it's very unlike the book. Apologies to Ms. Travers, but the movie is FAR superior. 12mo
merelybookish @mandarchy You read the whole series? I'm impressed! Interesting they it gets creepy. Do they all have the same episodic as the first? 12mo
merelybookish @mom2bugnbee I don't often like Disneyfied retellings but I do in this case! 12mo
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freeatlast1137
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Is it just me or is Mary Poppins, the character, a little vain and rude? I don‘t really understand why the children in the book love her except that odd things happen when she is around. Overall though, I enjoyed the stories in the book.

DrexEdit Oh yes. More than a little I would say! But I think the children like her despite her gruff manner because she gives then adventures. 13mo
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ahoffkosik
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Mary Poppins says that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down... but I don‘t think you‘ll need one to enjoy Episode 146 of my podcast! On today‘s ep, author Misa Sugiura joins me to discuss a very different Mary Poppins than the one you might be familiar with from the 1964 Disney movie. You can listen at the link in my bio!

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TheSpineView
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Marvelous

Mary Poppins is a marvelous character!

Eggs So true ☂ 💜 🌂 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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#WindsOfMarch #KiteFlying
I've never read the book, but as soon as I saw today's prompt, this song from the movie immediately popped into my mind. This was one of my favorite movies when I was little.

...Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!...

@Eggs

wanderinglynn I love the book! It‘s so much better than the movie. 2y
CoffeeNBooks @wanderinglynn I need to read it now! 2y
Eggs It was my childhood favorite too-so sweet🎈 2y
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nanuska_153
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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It's Carnaval in Spain and my nephew decided to go to school as Mary Poppins ♥️♥️😂😂

wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️ Great costume! 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper 😍😍cute 2y
jewright Amazing! 2y
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BookwormM Too cute 🥰 2y
fredamans Adorable! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Adorable! I love it. 💗💗 2y
KVanRead OMG 😍Love this! 2y
Ruthiella So cute! 😍 2y
Tera66 Oh my gosh! Adorable!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick How cute! 🤩 2y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
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I really enjoyed this! A cute kids book! #bookspin 19

TheAromaofBooks I've never read the Mary Poppins books. glad to hear you enjoyed this one!! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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how cute!

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FantasyChick
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It may not be a #HolidayMovie but I remember watching this every Christmas with my grandmother. Think it's time to bring back that #HolidayTradition

#WinterGames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick

suvata It‘s a great movie any time of year 2y
TheLudicReader We always watched The Sound of Music at Christmas. Maybe it‘s got something to do with Julie Andrews. 😀 2y
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Elysia.Official
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This book was a delightful tale which was somewhat different to the film we all know and love

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nanuska_153
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers

"He leant upon the chopping-block and gazed admiringly at Mary Poppins.
"In a Nurry?"he said to Mary Poppins "l'd hoped you'd dropped in for a bit of a chat. We butchers,you know,like a bit of company.And we don't often get the chance of talking to a nice,handsome young lady like you" He broke off suddenly,for he had caught sight of Mary Poppins face.The expression on it was awful"
Love how Mary takes no shit,no unwanted attentions, thanks!

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nanuska_153
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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"Where have you been?"they asked her
"In Fairyland"said Mary Poppins
"Did you see Cinderella?"said Jen
"Huh Cinderella,not me!"said Mary Poppins contemptuously."Cinderella, indeed!
"Or Robinson Crusoe?"said Michael
"Robinson Crusoe-pooh"said Mary Poppins rudely
"Then how could you have been there?It couldn't have been our Fairyland!"
Mary Poppins gave a superior sniff.
"Don't you know"she said pityingly"that everyone has a Fairyland of their own?"

Deblovestoread One of my favorite paintings! 2y
nanuska_153 @Kdgordon88 same here ♥️ I was between this one and Monet's Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, because that one fascinated me as a child 2y
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moonela
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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KristenDuck
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Mehso-so

The story of the well known nanny who helps raise the Banks children - until the wind changes direction.

I think perhaps my mistake was expecting the book to resemble more of the Disney classic. Unexpected surprises such as there being four children rather than two and the trip to the zoo full of animals who could speak were fun and welcome.

However, I found Mary Poppins to be much colder in this book, which I did not really appreciate.

Prairiegirl_reading If you haven‘t seen the film saving mr banks it might interest you. It‘s about her life and the making of the movie. 2y
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Emilymdxn
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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I rarely enjoy children‘s classics much, as a kid I was convinced they were stuffy and I took against them all, but this was magical and I absolutely loved it. Olivia Coleman was a phenomenal narrator and I honestly could have read this for ten times as long. If and when I ever have a kid I will absolutely be reading them this.

#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +5 for non theme book, 30 for #avertunfortunatereadathon reptile room +1

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Auntynanny
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I really enjoyed this. I remember a co-worker once telling me that Mary Poppins isn't nice in the books, like she is in the movie. At first I thought that was open to interpretation, but throughout the book it was proven true. I would like to re-watch the movie though, as it's probably been a couple of decades (at least) since I've seen it.

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Ninja2020
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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Loved the book. I‘ve watched the film many times but never read the book.
I think it‘s even more magical than the film. I‘ll be reading the next one in the series soon.

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Horsedancer98
Mary Poppins | Pamela Lyndon Travers
Pickpick

I read this book once in elementary school and haven‘t read it since. But I decided to give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised. What I liked most was how different the book and movie versions of Mary Poppins are. The book version of Mary Poppins was vain and slightly rude. The movie Mary Poppins is more prim & proper. Rating: 4⭐️.

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Twainy
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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🎧 Thank you free Hoopla! Last freebie. First book in the series. Well it‘s a little darker than the movie for sure! Follows much of the movie but no singing. If you could find the illustrated hardcover I think it would make a great family read otherwise 10-12 years old. I‘m ordering the 50th anniversary hardcover that includes illustrations & the 4 original books in the series. My mom‘s favorite kid movie. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

The Mary Poppins of the story isn‘t very likable at all. Not what I was expecting.

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madams421
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#BookChat Question!
If you could read a story from another character‘s perspective, what would you choose?

I‘ve always wanted to know Mary Poppins‘ thoughts throughout this book. She comes across as relatively harsh, but I want to know how she experiences the magic constantly surrounding her. How about you?
#FemaleAuthors #Perspective

@magyklyXdelish @Meaw_catlady @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk @catiewithac

Bookwormjillk I would love to read Harry Potter from another perspective- Hermonie or Snape maybe 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great question!! I‘m going to think on it 🤔 3y
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ErraticElle
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Mehso-so

So disappointing. A rare case where I enjoyed the movie more than the book. There is a good magical component & good imagination, but I had a hard time connecting. The chapters act as short stories rather than a continuing tale. The worst thing was that I really did not like Mary Poppins herself. She is grumpy, short with the children, & quite standoffish. Had she been more like the Disney version, I likely would have enjoyed the book more.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bummer! 😕 3y
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Crazeedi
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#7Books7Days- #day1 books that profoundly affected me
Received this original copy from my daughter, it was one of the first books I got as a child
I don't know who hasn't played as I'm late to the game, but join in if you want!

Leftcoastzen Nice! 3y
JamieArc Oh wow! I had that copy as a kid! I‘m sure it‘s packed away somewhere. 3y
Crazeedi @JamieArc that's awesome!! 3y
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Q84
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Oh my! This is so lovely @Dawnrod1970! thank you so much! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooksfor hosting the #LitsyLove #WinterSwap

Sorry posting late. Had to get a new phone because the other one wasn't working right. Glad to be back online.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚💗 3y
Dawnrod1970 So glad you liked your gifts! 3y
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mack2799
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers

This book is about a nanny of a wealthy family becoming indulged with the magical powers she holds. They go on many adventures and hold happy times and days with her. I think this book would be enjoyable to kids, because I know how much I loved this series as I was growing up!

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tournevis
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I haven't done one of these in a while; I've been busy, then I've been sick. Let's try to see what I can do here.
1️⃣ I had not set any book goals, knowing none would survive long. I was right too.
2️⃣ Did you know many Catholic Church officials condemned the personal fork as an affront to God in the 15th c because a fork replaces the perfectly good fingers God gave us?
3️⃣ Weird
4️⃣ September wedding anniverary
5️⃣👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

CarolynM 🙌 Happy anniversary to you and Mr Tournevis. Great fact, by the way. I'm going to remember that one. 3y
tournevis @CarolynM The personal fork was a really contentious technology. It's pretty great. 3y
Suet624 #2. So weird. 3y
tournevis @Suet624 Oh, 15th Europe was a strange place. 3y
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BrieT2016
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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It‘s been awhile since I could read a book! I‘ve been accepted into the Radiology program after competing with 123 people for this position. So I‘ve been busy! I decided to read Mary Poppins and it‘s VERY different from the movie.

Rachbb3 Congratulations!! ❤️ 3y
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Devyn
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Day 3: #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, Illustrated by Júlia Sardà ?

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ju.ca.no
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@Sarah83 has absolutely spoilt me with way too many marvellous Disney Stuff🤩🤩

Sarah83 Hope you like everything 💓 3y
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Crazeedi
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs ❤ and @TheSpineView ❤! #wondrouswednesday
1 Tagged
2 Calvin and Hobbes
3 right now Camilleri's Montalbano series, but also Leon's Brunetti series
4 I love everything you can possibly have for breakfast. It's my favorite meal, omelets, waffles, bacon, sausage, cereal, oatmeal, coco wheats, toast....😉❤
5 I'm late to the party, so any of my dear litten friends who havent done this!

Eggs Thanks for playing Diane 💖🤗 3y
Lynnsoprano Oh, I am a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan! It was a sad day when that comic strip ended. 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano it was😢 3y
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Laughterhp
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audio. It was okay. Honestly,
not much like the movie. I liked the movie better.

The book was okay. Mary Poppins was kind of a bitch. Basically made the kids seem like they were stupid and crazy.

I was starting to get in an audiobook slump, which is why I read a children‘s book.

#bfcr3 #smallsteppers

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Laughterhp
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1. My current audio listen
2. Not really. Hubby‘s been traveling all week so just want to spend time with him.
3. Pistachio
4. No. I tried to play the flute in 6th grade, but it wasn‘t for me.
5. 👍🏻👍🏻

#friyayintro

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LouiseWalters
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
Mehso-so

A surprising book, as I had only seen the movies, and this Mary Poppins is quite different. She is a lot more “human” and with foibles and not as nice as Julie Andrews. It‘s written as a series of vignettes which has led to a easy script for movies.

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Jari-chan
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A wonderful and enchanting story I really enjoyed reading. It's just lovely in every page and filled with a special kind of magic. Guess it's a great story to read to kids.

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ju.ca.no
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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@Sarah83 look who I saw at the Parade at Disneyland today😍😍

Sarah83 Looks so pretty 🤩🤩🤩 3y
brit91 💖💖💖💖💖💖 3y
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Tex2Flo
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#ayupauguat #perfect @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain
“Close your mouth please, Michael; we are not a codfish.”

Cinfhen ❤️🎶☂️ 3y
squirrelbrain Love this! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Started this today. So far I like it.

Crazeedi I 💗💗Mary!! 3y
OrangeMooseReads @Crazeedi I much prefer the book Mary to the movie Mary. 3y
Crazeedi @OrangeMooseReads most definitely!! 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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My week 5 #bfcr2 check in. It was a rough week mentally for me. I had to force myself out of bed most days. I finally got a walk in for the first time in 2 weeks and I will be getting in some yoga in a bit. With my mental state I‘ve been eating too much junk = sugar. Next week will be better. At least I did something this week 😊
@wanderinglynn

Megabooks I‘m sorry you‘ve had a rough week! 3y
wanderinglynn You did make progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. 🙌🏻 This past week you had other challenges to focus on. And I‘m sorry to hear that you had a rough week—I hope it‘s getting better. 💚 Reset and refocus for this week, adapt your goals as needed. You got this! 😀 3y
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melissajayne
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Thought the book was ok. If I were 9 or 10, I probably would enjoy it more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookstagram #bookreview