The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Julie Andrews

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Everyone's favorite fairy princess is back and just in time for her ballet recital in this new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection. At first, when Gerry is cast as the Court Jester and not the Crystal Princess, she is dismayed -- nothing is pink and no one can see her crown under her silly jester hat! But just as the recital looks like it's headed for disaster, our ever-energetic very fairy princess swoops in to save the day!

Gerry's sparkle radiates from the page once more through Christine Davenier's whimsically elegant illustrations in this spirited, ballet-themed follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess from the renowned mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton.
 

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Julie Andrews was born in Walton-on-Thames, England, on October 1, 1935. She is a film and stage actress. She came to the United States at the age of 19 to star in The Boyfriend on Broadway. Some of her other stage performances include My Fair Lady, Camelot and Victor/Victoria. She has starred is numerous movies including The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 10, Victor/Victoria, The Princess Diaries, and Shrek. She won an Oscar for Mary Poppins, her very first motion picture appearance. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Academy of Film and Television and in 2000 the title of Dame was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. She is the author or co-author of numerous children's books including Mandy, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, Dumpy the Dump Truck, Dumpy Saves Christmas, Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea, Little Bo in France and The Very Fairy Princess Series. She also published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, in 2008. 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. Christine Davenier is the illustrator of numerous picture books. She received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 33 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With delightful insouciance, young Geraldine assures readers that she knows without a doubt that she is a fairy princess.

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Feb. 14 is approaching, and Gerry literally throws herself into a joyous crafting frenzy as she works to make the very best valentines for her family, friends and even Connor, although he pulls her hair in class.

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In one memorable spread, Gerry’s facial expressions change from exuberance to devastation to a steely smile as she trips her way across the stage while audience members chuckle behind their hands.

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There's no doubt in Geraldine's mind that she's a fairy princess: I FEEL it inside%E2%80%94a sparkly feeling of just KNOWING in my heart. But in her second outing, she's cast as a jester in her ball

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Geraldine, this book's redheaded heroine, may look like an ordinary girl, but she harbors no doubts about her magical royal status: “I FEEL it inside—a sparkling feeling of just KNOWING in my heart.” With great powers, however, come great responsibilities.

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Fairy princess Geraldine is back, pink wings and all, for her third outing, and when she’s asked to be a flower girl in her aunt’s wedding, she’s eager to share her expertise: “I can put my royal stamp on everything and make sure there’s plenty of sparkle.” The ceremony is more of a l...

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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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The well-known actress/author and her daughter collaborate to create an eminently practical yet ebullient heroine.

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