Understanding that this book was written in the 1930s, when books for children were just becoming popular, I was amazed at the imaginative story lines in this book. Each chapter really a short story, I found myself wanting to compare and contrast with the classic Walt Disney movie, Mary Poppins. There are some movie scenes not in the book.... and some book scenes not in the movie. Then, after seeing Saving Mr. Banks (Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson) which is the story of P. L. Travers and her reluctance to give up the rights to her story to Disney, I really wanted to read the book. In the end, I think Mr. Disney did P. L. Travers a huge favor in making sure her story of Mary Poppins lives on for generations.