Based on the original 1934 novel by P. L. Travers with beautiful illustrations by Genevieve Godbout, this collectable picture book is sure to become a favorite of Mary Poppins fans old and new. When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins over Cherry Tree Lane and into the lives of the Banks children, nothing is ever the same! This picture book adaptation of the original novel is full of Mary’s unique brand of whimsical adventure: There’s a tea party on the ceiling, a visit to the night zoo, and a trip to a mysterious shop that sells stars. Told in a lyrical text with fresh yet timeless art by Genevieve Godbout, this version of Mary Poppins is perfect for reading aloud. Young and old, longtime friends of Mary, and those meeting her for the first time, will revel in this colorfully illustrated version of the story that inspired the image of the beloved nanny of page, stage, and screen.
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book author and editor. Her picture books include CLOTH LULLABY, THE WOVEN LIFE OF LOUISE BOURGEOIS; ME, FRIDA; GEORGIA IN HAWAII; IMOGEN, THE MOTHER OF MODERNISM AND THREE BOYS; MISTER AND LADY DAY; ELEPHANT PRINCE; LOVE IS A TUTU and LOVE IS A TRUCK. Two new picture books will follow in 2019 from Disney Press and MoMA, and in 2020, Abrams will publish GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE, about author and adventurer, Anne-France Dautheville, illustrated by Julie Morstad. Amy is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Amy’s career making children’s books began at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Twenty years and hundreds of books later, Amy works with authors, agents, packagers, publishers, bookstores, toy companies and film studios, including Disney Press, Ever After Studio, Harcourt (MARY POPPINS), Henry Holt, MoMA, National Geographic Kids (NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD), Paper Hat Press, Pixar (THREE LITTLE WORDS), and Princeton Architectural Press. Amy is the children’s book editor for Creative Editions/The Creative Company and for Cameron Kids, an imprint of Cameron + Company. (Bio via http://amy-novesky.squarespace.com)