New book on Mary Poppins author

A new book, Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers, is out detailing the life and times of P.L. Travers, best known as the author of the eight Mary Poppins books. Looks like there are interesting details about Travers relationship with the Walt Disney Company, such as this:

After long coveting the rights to "Mary Poppins," Disney finally got
what he wanted. The deal made Travers a millionaire, but she was deeply
conflicted about the movie. She harangued Disney and the writers with
pages of notes about items she felt were untrue to the spirit of her
books. At the première (which she attended, although not at Disney’s
invitation), the 65-year-old Travers wept.

The CS Monitor has more in their review of the book.

4 thoughts on “New book on Mary Poppins author”

  1. I imagine she would have wept. Walt’s Mary Poppins and Travers’ Mary Poppins were two completely different people. They shared an umbrella, a name, and Cherry Tree Lane. But could even Walt have pulled off a film that was about a foul-tempered nanny with four charges that adored her no matter how nasty she was? I love the books but I much prefer Julie Andrews to the harridan Travers wrote about.

  2. i think this book was relly good, but i am trying to write a book report on it, and i am trying to find out a plott, could you help me thank you steph….

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