Tag Archives: Children’s literature

P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, reads to a group of children

The Trouble with the Real Mary Poppins

Entrepreneur and theme park magician Walt Disney was accustomed to difficulty, but as Saving Mr. Banks shows, he was unprepared for the challenge of working with P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins who heartily disliked Disney’s vision for the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.  More

Where the Wild Things Were

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, has spent his career bringing life to stories, including this 1968 short fable by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  More