The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow by Julie AndrewsThe Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow by Julie Andrews

The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow

byJulie Andrews

Hardcover | August 19, 2015

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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 #1New York Timesbestselling series.
Julie Andrewsis one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances inThe Sound of Music,Mary Poppins, andThe Princess Diaries. Julie has been a celebrated children's book author for over thirty years, and her works includeMandy,The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and the Little Bo s...
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Title:The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The SnowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.5 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316219630

ISBN - 13:9780316219631

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from delightful story that will encourage young readers The Very Fairy Princess: Sparkles in the Snow was written by mother-daughter team, the famous Julie Andrews and her accomplished daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. Geraldine is a little girl who believes in her heart that she is a fairy princess. She wears her tiara all the time and is cheerful and helpful (most of the time) because she has a SPARKLY feeling inside. Gerry is excited because they are having a Winter Wonderland Festival at school. The best part is the concert when she gets to sing with the chorus. She does everything she can to impress their music teacher so he will be persuaded to select her as the one to sing the solo. When he announces that there is a professional singer coming to be the soloist Gerry is very disappointed. The day of the concert is a snowy one – just right for a Winter Wonderland – and that cheers up the fairy princess. She and her family get ready to go to the school as she warms up her voice. When they finally arrive through the storm the music teacher, Mr. Higginbottom, tells them the storm has prevented the soloist from making it to the concert. He has to make a decision. That’s when Gerry discovers she’s forgotten her shoes! (She does something very creative, which, apparently, is something the author, Julie Andrews, did as a child to remedy a similar situation.) Here are some of Geraldine’s rules of life as a fairy princess: try to spread joy and wonder whenever and wherever you can take a frown and turn it upside down always be well prepared always be happy to lend a hand in a crisis The Very Fairy Princess: Sparkles in the Snow is entertaining, realistic, and funny in the right places. It’s easy to read and holds the reader’s attention. Children will be encouraged to believe in themselves and to have a positive attitude. (Personally, I believe this book is especially helpful to little girls who often feel insignificant.) The illustrations by Christine Davenier are delightful and so precisely capture the heart of the story. Through the descriptive artwork the reader is given a rounded-out view of the story so that the main character is understood even better.
Date published: 2017-03-02

Editorial Reviews

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