Mary Poppins: revisit the children's classic by P L Travers in this beautiful edition for a new generation

Exquisitely reimagined by illustrator and Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, here's your chance to win a signed copy of the famous story about a magical nanny called Mary Poppins.

When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks' lives are turned magically and wonderfully upside down...

Mary Poppins is one of literature's most treasured characters. She has enchanted children everywhere, whether on the page or big screen.

First published in 1964, the book has now been reissued by HarperCollins in a gorgeous hardback edition, full of delightfully colourful artwork by Lauren Child.

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The book captures all the magic and mystery of Mary Poppins and is sure to delight the hearts and imaginations of readers, new and old. 

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Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child
Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child
Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child
Foreword to Mary Poppins from Lauren Child
Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child

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Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child

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Spread from Mary Poppins: illustrated by Children's Laureate Lauren Child

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Foreword to Mary Poppins from Lauren Child

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Win Mary Poppins, signed by Children's Laureate and illustrator Lauren Child

Who plays Mary Poppins in the new Disney film version, out in December 2018?

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1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 13 January 2019.

6. There will be three winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

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Waterstones Children's Laureate

Bestselling author-illustrator Lauren Child is the Children's Laureate for 2017-19: a role given every two years to celebrate outstanding achievement in children's literature.

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