The Great American Mousical by Julie Andrews Edwards
(Julie Andrews Collection)

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In the heart of the great metropolis of New York City, the bright lights of Broadway shine. And down, down, down, beneath a theater known as the Sovereign, there sits a long-forgotten architect's model -- the Sovereign's miniature replica. In this secret space, an adorable troupe of theater mice busily prepare to stage their own show, "Broadway Airs." Among the cast and crew are Emil, the director; Harold, the character actor; Adelaide, the diva; and young Pippin, the intern. Rehearsals are in their usual state of chaos when suddenly the production is threatened by the imminent demolition of the theater and the devastating disappearance of Adelaide. As the clock ticks toward opening night, everyone is worried -- will the little Sovereign survive? How can they pull off the most important night in mouse theater without their star? Somehow, the show must go on!

In this loving spoof of life in the theater, we join a delightful cast, follow a daring adventure, and welcome a brave new hero. This delicious tribute to the Broadway musical is written by two bestselling authors who have firsthand experience of this much-adored world.


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Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment. She is perhaps best known for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Diaries. Ms. Edwards is the author of many favorite children's books, including Mandy and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. Children's book author and editor Emma Walton Hamilton often co-authors works with her famous mother, actress Julie Andrews. She is the Editorial Director for The Julie Andrews Collection, teaches writing at Stony Brook Southampton, and speaks publicly regarding the importance of the arts and literacy. She has also been an actress, co-written song lyrics, and done professional voice-over work. Tony Walton is a world-renowned set and costume designer for the theater and film. Among his many accolades, he counts three Tony Awards, an Emmy, and an Oscar. He is equally represented in print, with illustrations appearing in dozens of magazines and books, and on posters. He is the illustrator of the many Dumpy books already in print.
Published January 1, 2006 by Puffin. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This mother-and-daughter team has created an amusing spoof of the New York theater world through the device of a parallel theatrical community of mice existing in the basement under a famous old Broadway venue.

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From the "moused-up" song titles: "Muenster Makes the World Go Round," "Squeakin' in the Rain," and "If I Was a Rich Mouse," to the detailed descriptions of whisker twitches and scurrying, the book is charming and informative for little readers who don't know much about the life of theater people...

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