The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews

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While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!

This new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection features the joyful illustrations of Christine Davenier, and is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of readers young and old.

About Julie Andrews

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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. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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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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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 KN

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A Patchwork of Books

There are currently eight books in the franchise with a ninth book, The Very Fairy Princess: A Spooky, Sparkly Halloween, coming out this fall.

Nov 17 2016 | Read Full Review of The Very Fairy Princess

PreS-Gr 1—Geraldine is a young girl with a penchant for pink and a firm belief that she is, indeed, a fairy princess. This is a delightful look at a very girly girl. The first person narrative is nicely read by 12-year-old Alison Cordaro, her young voice adding authenticity to Gerry's situation. ...

Mar 01 2015 | Read Full Review of The Very Fairy Princess

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