“Mary Poppins Returns” is being released in theaters today. To be honest, I didn’t care for the original “Mary Poppins” movie, you know the one with Julie Andrews? So, I am wondering if it I will like this new one. The books, however, I find enjoyable. P. L. Travers published a series of eight Mary Poppins books between 1934 to 1988. Fifty-four years is a long time to wait for a series.
Anyway, it occurred to me that most movies pale compared to the magic the author creates in a book. How many times have I heard the comment, “I saw the movie, but the book was better”? It is one more reason to read books and let your imagination soar with the words, let the author tell a story that transports you to another world.
What book do you wish had never been made into a movie?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer