The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow (Hardcover)
Virgie's Staff Pick (December 2013): This is a great story for those little girls who love pink, princesses and like to SHINE in the spotlight. Geraldine may not look like a princess, but inside she knows that she is a fairy princess, and she can do anything! This is a delightful story, with an irresistible sparkly cover, told by Julie Andrews and her daughter.— From Virgie's Picks
The Winter Wonderland Festival is just around the corner, and Gerry knows this is her moment to SHINE. She's the most enthusiastic singer around, so she's certain her music teacher will choose her to perform the solo. She takes every opportunity to show him her VERY best voice-during rehearsal, during lunchtime, and even during recess. When a professional singer is given the solo instead, Gerry is crushed...but as the snow begins to fall, she finds a way to get her SPARKLE back
The mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton adds a sparkly seasonal story to their #1 "New York Times "bestselling series.
About the Author
Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances in "The Sound of Music," "Mary Poppins," and "The Princess Diaries." Julie has been a celebrated children's book author for over thirty years, and her works include "Mandy," "The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles," and the Little Bo series. Her memoir, "Home," was #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list.
Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children's book author, editor, arts educator, and theater professional, and author of "Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment." Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has coauthored many books for young readers, including the "New York Time"s bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, the Dumpy the Dump Truck series, "Simeon's Gift," "The Great American Mousical," and the "New York Times" bestselling "Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies," a book for families to treasure and share.
Christine Davenier has illustrated many picture books, including "Miss Lina's Ballerinas" and "The First Thing My Mama Told Me," which was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. She lives in Paris, France.
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess series:
"Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles." - Kirkus
"[Geraldine] lets kids know it's not necessary to be prim and proper to be a 'real' princess; princesses who just want to have fun will find plenty of that here." - Booklist
"The mother-daughter team successfully demonstrates an understanding of that magical stage of childhood in which determination, desire and dreams can transform reality." - Kirkus
"Geraldine radiates noblesse oblige, heedless energy, and a sense of destiny-she's Eloise crossed with Hillary Clinton." - PW