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Mary Poppins in the Park

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Author: P. L. Travers

Illustrator: Mary Shepard

TRAVERS, P[amela] L[yndon]. Mary Poppins in the Park. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. NY: Harcourt, Brace [1952]. 12mo, xvi 235pp. Light blue cloth pictorially stamped in navy. Pictorial endpapers on pink paper; 32 b&w illustrations. Spine ends slightly rubbed, corners a tad so, two small faded spots on front board, else a fine, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine lightly sunned, slight edge wear).

First US edition. The fourth book in the beloved Mary Poppins series. Who else but Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on such extraordinary adventures? Together they all meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet, make the acquaintance of the folks who live under dandelions, and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows. And that’s just for starters!