PL Travers (Photo Credit: State Library of NSW)
P.L. Travers (1899-1996) was an Australian-English author of children’s books. She is best known for creating Mary Poppins. Travers began getting her poems published as a teenager in multiple publications. At the same time, she was also making a name for herself as an actress. After touring Australia and New Zealand, she left Australia for England in 1924. It would be after settling in England that she would begin writing Mary Poppins stories. Travers’ story was made into the movie Saving Mr. Banks, where she was portrayed by Emma Thompson (opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney).

P.L. Travers became a published novelist in 1934 with the novel Mary Poppins. Below is a list of P.L. Travers’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Mary Poppins Books


Mary Poppins(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins Comes Back(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins Opens the Door(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins in the Park(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gingerbread Shop(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Wigg's Birthday Party(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins From A-Z(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins in the Kitchen(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Poppins and the House Next Door(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


I Go By Sea, I Go By Land(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fox at the Manger(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friend Monkey(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
About the Sleeping Beauty(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Pairs of Shoes(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Aunt Sass: Christmas Stories(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


What the Bee Knows: Reflections on Myth, Symbol and Story(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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P.L. Travers Synopses: About the Sleeping Beauty by P.L. Travers contains five different versions of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, plus P.L. Travers’ own interpretation as well as an essay on Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales.

Two Pairs of Shoes by P.L. Travers contains two re-tellings of Middle Eastern folk tales about how the shoes are a look into the character of their owner.

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