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P.L. Travers Resources

Here is a list of resources for information about the author P.L. Travers. Students will use this to complete their author presentation projects.

P.L. Travers | British author

This website is a biographical account of the life of P.L. Travers. Use this link to explore and learn about this author's life before becoming a best selling author.

Was Mary Poppins real? P. L. Travers and the story behind Saving Mr. Banks

This video is a narrative biography of P.L. Travers. You may find this to be a helpful addition to complement the written biography previously listed.

P.L. Travers

This link will take you to the P.L. Travers author section of the Goodreads website. You can use this page to explore the author's works and quotes. You may also be interested in having a look at other readers' reviews of her books.

This link will take you to an article of an interview with PL Travers in her home at age 95. This will give you a peak at what it's like inside her head.

P.L. Travers Discusses Feed the Birds

This is a sound clip of PL Travers collaborating with the Sherman Brothers on "Feed the Birds" for the Mary Poppins movie. Have a listen to get a feel for how she sounded and what her personality was like.

Julie Andrews on meeting P.L. Travers (Author of The Mary Poppins)

Use this link to view Julie Andrews, who played the character Mary Poppins, talk about her encounters with PL Travers. This will help you get an idea of her personality and the way she conducted herself.

'Poppins' Author a Pill No Spoonful of Sugar Could Sweeten

This link will lead you to an interview with Richard Sherman who was one of the gentleman working on the songs with PL Travers for the movie Mary Poppins. This article will give you insight on what he felt it was like to work with PL Travers.

Mary Poppins (book review)

This link will take you to a book review of Mary Poppins. This will give you an idea of what the book is about as well as tell you some similarities and differences between the book and movie.

The Penguin Dance - Mary Poppins (Dick Van Dyke)

This link will take you to a clip of the penguin scene from the movie Mary Poppins. This scenes represents everything that PL Travers did not want to take place in the movie adaptation and will give you an idea of what it was PL Travers so strongly disliked about the movie.