Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies by Julie Andrews

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In this comprehensive collection, coauthors Julie Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse assortment of their most cherished poems, songs, lullabies, hymns, and more.

Featuring a wide range of beloved classics from William Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, and Robert Frost to playful poems by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this is the perfect collection for families to share throughout the years. Julie and Emma additionally contribute a number of their own poems and reveal the stories behind some of their family favorites. James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings bring each page to glorious life with his spectacular vision and artistic point of view.

The Collection, now featuring a brand-new cover design, is packaged with a special CD featuring mother and daughter alternately recording twenty-one poems, some of which are recited together. This special keepsake anthology is one that readers of all ages will return to and treasure.

 

About Julie Andrews

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Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment best known for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music 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, and her recent bestselling memoir, Home. Visit the Julie Andrews Collection online at www.julieandrewscollection.com. Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children's book author, editor, educator and theater arts professional. She has co-authored and published 16 books for children and young adults, four of which were New York Times bestsellers. Emma is the coauthor of the I Can Read! DUMPY easy readers series with her mother, Julie, and illustrated by her father, Tony Walton. James McMullan is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of books for adults and young readers. He has been internationally recognized for his seventy posters for Lincoln Center Theater. McMullan received the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award in 2002 for the picture book I Stink!, and was also awarded with the Society of Illustrator's prestigious Hamilton King Award.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Andrews and Hamilton ferret out both age-old favorites marking religious and public holidays as well as timeless works simply capturing a change of season, like Sara Teasdale’s tense “April.” The recurrent themes of cultural awareness and inclusivity especially come across in Andrews’ own poems, ...

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Setting the stage with a family tree backdrop, she balances the sad struggles of relatives and hard drinkers with mirthful family tales and youthful vocal lessons amid rationing and the London Blitz: “My mother pulled back the blackout curtains and gasped—for there, snuggly settled in the concret...

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Dumpy and the Firefighters by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus.

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For a sparkle-loving fairy princess like Andrews and Hamilton’s Gerry, it’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is an extra-special occasion.

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by Tony Walton: Dumpy's Apple Shop, in which the four-wheel hero helps the Barnes family take their wares to the Apple Harbor Apple Day Celebration, and Dumpy to the Rescue!

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When Thierry and DeNarsac suspect that Dragon is accusing Macaire of Montdidier's murder, the king decides to allow for "the judgment of God": he sets up a duel between the dog and Macaire, with the idea that God "will aid the cause of the innocent and bring down the cause of the guilty."

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Andrews and Hamilton follow Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies (2009) with a diverse compilation of poems and songs (including some of Andrews and Hamilton’s own) from more than 75 writers, organized by month.

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Julie Andrews and her daughter’s selection of material for children contains works by figures as diverse as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Rodgers and Hammerstein, A.A.

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Bestsellersworld

If you happen to be even remotely a fan of Julie Andrews, then Home is a book that you should read.

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Gather Books

This beautiful collection of poetry selected and edited by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton is a great book to have around for bedtime reading.

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How appropriate that the woman who taught a generation of children the musical scale (“Doe, a deer, a female deer./ Ray, a drop of golden sun…”) would now teach a new generation, together with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, to love reading aloud.

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