Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away (Hardcover)
This is a sweet addition to the world of Mary Poppins, gorgeously illustrated in silhouette and laser cut paper by Hélène Druvert. The Banks children are playing in the park when Mary Poppins floats into their lives for a brief visit—to Buckingham Palace, underwater, and to outer space! Not much of a plot there, but the laser cut inserts are absolutely enchanting—delicate, precise, and cleverly designed in concert with their facing pages. Perfect for any devotee of that most magical nanny, you’ll find yourself swept away before you know it. -Lauren— From Spring Booknotes 2017
A whimsical journey over, under, and through London with Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is perhaps the most beloved nanny of the page and screen, and this charming storybook with ornate, laser-cut pages and delicate illustrations, pays homage to her preferred mode of transport.
Based on the novels by Pamela L. Travers, Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away is an enchanting journey over the rooftops of London, under the sea, and everywhere in between. A fresh approach to a children’s classic, it is sure to appeal to children of all ages.
About the Author
Hélene Druvert is an illustrator and paper and textile designer.
[The book’s events] showcase Druvert’s laser-cut silhouette illustrations, which feature remarkably intricate replications of ironwork, constellations, cityscapes, and more.
— Publishers Weekly
A memorable showcase for a talented paper artist. Silhouettes, both printed and laser-cut, add sparkle to a quick tour of London sites and starry skies conducted by Mary Poppins. The black, cut pages are designed to be flipped back and forth to fill in printed cityscapes, marine scenes, and speckled firmaments with fine detail.
— Kirkus Reviews