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But somewhere along the way, the film loses sight of this theme, and it becomes a movie about something else entirely, with disappointing results. Brand introduced this magical governess in a short story for the anthology Naughty Children , which she then expanded into a book two years later; it was followed by two sequels. These stories follow a basic template: There is a family with many, many children—one of the running gags is that the author keeps introducing the names of boys and girls we have not yet met—and because there are so many of these children, they don't have adequate adult supervision; and thus, when all other nurses and nannies have quit, it is up to the magical Nurse Matilda to come and make the children behave. Usually, Nurse Matilda disciplines the children by making them continue in their bad behavior long after they have ceased to will it to continue. If, say, they have been gobbling their food too fast, she taps the floor with her big black stick and, next thing you know, the children can't stop eating; indeed, they eat until it hurts. Eventually, the children learn their lesson, and every time they do, Nurse Matilda—who looked rather ugly when she first arrived at their house—looks slightly less ugly than she did before.
Nanny Mcphee: The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda [Christianna Brand, Edward Edward Ardizzone wrote and illustrated about twenty books for children and.
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Share on:. Mr and Mrs Green are a happily married couple, living on a farm with their three children, but with the start of the war, Mr Green goes off to fight leaving his wife, Isabel, and the children to fend for themselves. They are struggling to manage the upkeep of the farm and it looks as if Isabel may have to sell. To make matters worse, her estranged sister sends her two very rich, very spoilt children to live on the farm to escape the bombs in London, but they are immediately at loggerheads with their rather wild country cousins. They are fighting wildly, wreaking havoc and destruction and ignoring Isabel's pleas to stop when there is a sudden knock at the door from, of course, the terrifyingly ugly, magical Nanny McPhee.
Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. In Victorian England in the s, widowed undertaker Cedric Brown has seven unruly children. He is clumsy and loves his children, but since the death of his wife, has spent little time with them and cannot handle them. The children have had a series of nannies, whom they have systematically driven out by their bad behaviour. They also take great pleasure in terrorizing their cook, Mrs. Besides their father, the only one the children will ever listen to is Evangeline, the family's uneducated but sweet-natured scullery maid.
The Nurse Matilda books were written by the British children's author Christianna Brand — and illustrated by her cousin, Edward Ardizzone. The books are based on stories told to the cousins by their grandfather. They concern a hideously ugly witch known as Nurse Matilda who has been highly recommended to Mr. Brown as a nursemaid by several agencies. Nurse Matilda arrives at the household of the Brown family and becomes a nanny to the innumerable Brown children. The Brown children are "exceedingly naughty" and frighten off many governesses in wonderfully mischievous ways — until Nurse Matilda comes.