The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews Edwards, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover 9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″
Date Published: May 18th 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
A New York Times Bestseller!
Do you believe in Fairies? Geraldine does…
And though her family and friends don’t, Gerry knows for certain that she is one.
In fact she is a VERY fairy princess!
From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in royal attire and practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all pink and proper- as every real-life fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!
My maiden name is Andrews and growing up that gave me one more reason to love Julie Andrews other than the Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and many many more things of my youth including the Princess Diaries. When I discovered a few years ago that Julie and her daughter co-authored several children’s books I was excited, because having been entertained by Julie in my childhood I’m sure her books are delightful. I have read a few of them in passing and in my nanny years, but The Very Fairy Princess is my first one for my daughter’s shelf and I am very pleased. In a manner similar to My Name is Not Isabella this book is great for the imagination and for showing a girl that she is everything that she dreams she can be. It is a very pink book, but then yet, every little girl needs a good dose of pink every now and again.
The glitter of the cover is a real big hit and the artistry is fun. I really enjoy this one. It looks like next Summer will bring a sequel in The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage.
*Thanks to Little Brown for Young Readers for providing a copy for review.*
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Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and more recently, The Princess Diaries. Julie is the author of many beloved children’s books, including Mandy, and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list and her memoir, Home, was #1.
Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children’s book author, editor, arts educator, and theater professional. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has coauthored sixteen books for young readers including the Dumpy the Dump Truck series, Simeon’s Gift, and The Great American Mousical. Her most recent book, for parents, educators, and caregivers, is Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. The authors invite you to visit them online at www.julieandrewscollection.com.
Christine Davenier has illustrated many picture books including The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, for which she received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year Award. She lives in Paris, France.
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- The Julie Andrews Collection is a publishing program encompassing quality books for young readers of all ages that nurture the imagination and celebrate a sense of wonder. Embracing themes of integrity, creativity, and the gifts of nature and the arts, the Julie Andrews Collection offers gentle wisdom for the growing years.
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