Mary Poppins, the magical nanny created by author P.L. Travers in the 1930s, continues to entertain young readers generations later. The five books in this set, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, represent the perfect mixture of whimsy, humor, and wisdom–the greatest elements of children's literature. The first four books include the original black and white illustrations by Mary Shepard, and the fifth book,Mary Poppins in the Kitchen, features color illustrations, easy-to-follow recipes, and a bonus short story. All books include the full unabridged texts as originally published.