Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies [With CD (Audio)]

By Julie Andrews; Emma Walton Hamilton; James McMullan (Illustrator)
(Little, Brown Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316040495, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

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“The poems and songs in this collection will make everyone smile. Add to this the delightful watercolors of James McMullan, each one carefully painted to coincide with the mood of the verse, and you have a book that parents and children (and grandparents!) will treasure for years. (And the collection includes a CD of Andrews and her daughter reading many of the selections.)”
-- Anne Holman, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT


Description
In this comprehensive collection, coauthors Julie Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse assortment of their most cherished poems, songs, lullabies, hymns, and more.
Featuring a wide range of beloved classics from William Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, and Robert Frost to playful poems by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this is the perfect collection for families to share throughout the years. Julie and Emma additionally contribute a number of their own poems and reveal the stories behind some of their family favorites. James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings bring each page to glorious life with his spectacular vision and artistic point of view.
The Collection, now featuring a brand-new cover design, is packaged with a special CD featuring mother and daughter alternately recording twenty-one poems, some of which are recited together. This special keepsake anthology is one that readers of all ages will return to and treasure.



About the Author
Julie Andrews' career has flourished over seven decades. From her legendary Broadway performances, to her roles in such iconic films as "The Sound of Music", "Mary Poppins", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Hawaii", "10", and "Princess Diaries", to her award-winning television appearances, multiple album releases, concert tours, international humanitarian work, best-selling children's books, and championship of literacy, Julie's influence spans generations.

This is the personal memoir Julie Andrews' audiences have been waiting for.



Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment. She is perhaps best known for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Diaries. Ms. Edwards is the author of many favorite children's books, including Mandy, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and the Little Bo series. She and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, an arts educator and theater professional, have coauthored over twenty books for young readers, including Simeon's Gift, The Great American Mousical, Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child, and the recent New York Times bestsellers The Very Fairy Princess and Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies. Emma is also the author of Raising Bookworms.

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James McMullan is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of books for adults and young readers. He has been internationally recognized for his seventy posters for Lincoln Center Theater." "McMullan received the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award in 2002 for the picture book I Stink!" "and was also awarded with the Society of Illustrator's prestigious Hamilton King Award.




NPR
Friday, Oct 16, 2009

Though her singing voice was irreparably damaged in 1997, Julie Andrews' innate musicality is irrepressible. Her new book, a collection of poems, songs and lullabies, features an accompanying CD in which Andrews reads some of the verses that played an important role in her family. More at NPR.org

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