The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews audiobook

The Very Fairy Princess

By Dame Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
With Christine Davenier
Read by Emma Walton Hamilton

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316040501

The Very Fairy Princess Books: Book 1

0.10 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781607889724

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.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Andrews and Hamilton’s narrative voice, a mixture of self-assured proclamations and parenthetical confidences, is fun, and for every reference to glitter, tutus, and sparkle, there are examples of the heroine’s rough-and-tumble side (sliding down a banister or pursuing a frog across a stream)…Geraldine radiates noblesse oblige, heedless energy, and a sense of destiny—she’s Eloise crossed with Hillary Clinton.” Publishers Weekly
“Imaginative play and role playing rule the day in this simple story. Gerry is both feminine and practical, a realistic blend of traits shared by many modern girls. They will enjoy seeing themselves on the pages of this sparkly text.” Children’s Literature
“A girl who believes she is really a princess isn’t a new premise in children’s literature, so it’s refreshing to find a very real little girl as our protagonist, especially given a title that evokes an expectation of a more traditionally froufrou young royal.” Booklist
“As any library staff member will tell you, there can never be too many princess stories…However, in the grand tradition of other literary, bedazzled mini-divas, Geraldine’s imagination and love for the color pink brighten the daily grind of being a scab-kneed little girl. Readers will enjoy Geraldine’s princess attitude.” School Library Journal
“Gerry exudes an undeniable joie de vivre. The mother-daughter team successfully demonstrates an understanding of that magical stage of childhood in which determination, desire, and dreams can transform reality. Fellow princess-obsessed readers will easily recognize a kindred spirit; those whose thinking is more in line with Gerry’s brother Stewart will see the pink sparkles on the cover and stay away.” Kirkus Reviews
“Young Alison Cordaro’s narration is pitch-perfect as she portrays Princess Geraldine, who reigns her kingdom in a take-charge kind of way…Cordaro gives dimension to Geraldine’s imaginative world in a charming voice that doesn’t succumb to being cutesy. The production is further enhanced by a terrific interview with the mother-daughter writing team, who discuss their character and collaborations, as well as their delight in Cordaro’s depiction of Geraldine. An interview with the talented young narrator herself follows. Listeners will be entertained and educated. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Julie Andrews

Author Bio: Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews is one of the most beloved figures in the entertainment world. An Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award–winning actress and singer, she is best known for her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Her legendary career has taken her from Broadway and London stages to Hollywood and the sets of myriad films and television shows. In addition, she is also a New York Times bestselling author of children’s books and the memoir Home.

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Author Bio: Emma Walton Hamilton

Author Bio: Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton is an actress and an author of children’s books. She is the daughter of actress and singer Julie Andrews and set and costume designer Tony Walton. She has published over twenty-three books with her mother, including the New York Times bestseller The Very Fairy Princess and Dumpy the Dumptruck. In 2011, their Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.10
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English