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Mary Poppins and myth by Staffan Bergsten

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Published by Almqvist & Wiksell international in Stockholm .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Travers, P. L. 1899-1996 -- Characters -- Mary Poppins.,
  • Children -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Children"s stories, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Poppins, Mary (Fictitious character),
  • Myth in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography of works by and about P. L. Travers: p. 75-76.

Statementby Staffan Bergsten.
SeriesStudies published by the Swedish Institute for Children"s Books ; 8, Skrifter utgivna av Svenska barnboksinstitutet ;, nr. 8.
LC ClassificationsPR6039.R32 Z56
The Physical Object
Pagination[7], 79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4475606M
ISBN 109122001271
LC Control Number79303140

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