Synopses & Reviews
A deluxe treasury of family favorites selected by the bestselling mother-daughter team.
Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse mix of their most beloved poems, songs and lullabies in this timeless audio treasury. Brought to life with James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings included in a bonus pdf, this anthology features nine themed sections, and nearly 100 poetry selections from a wide range of talent including William Wordsworth, E. C. Wells, Emily Dickinson, and more, as well as some special poems written by Andrews and Hamilton themselves-read by the authors for all to enjoy. With personal stories and anecdotes from Andrews woven throughout, this rich collection is one that families will grow with and cherish throughout the years.
Julie and Emma's love for each other and the poetry is evident in their warm, heartfelt readings. It is easy to be swept up in the fun and beautiful scenes they create with their lovely voices.
One of the most iconic, renowned figures in entertainment, Julie Andrews is a high-profile author who has written more than a dozen books for young readers, including the bestselling Mandy which has sold more than 150,000 copies since its first printing in 1971.
This audio anthology will be a timeless collector's item and the perfect gift for children of any age.
"Julie Andrews and her daughter's selection of material for children contains works by figures as diverse as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Rodgers and Hammerstein, A.A. Milne and Shel Silverstein, as well as offerings by Andrews and Hamilton. McMullan's paintings express the sometimes silly, sometimes melancholic temperaments of the pieces, which together form a tapestry of human emotions and experiences, grand and small. The broad potpourri of voices, given a modern yet comforting flair by the artwork, is bound to become a favorite. An audio CD with poems read by Andrews and Hamilton is included. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"There's something for everybody in this festive volume. . . . A handsome collection that will be appreciated by busy families looking for a lot of holiday cheer all in one place."
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Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. Brought to life with James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings, this volume features nearly 150 treasured works, including beloved classics and modern favorites from Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more - twenty-one of which are theatrically and playfully read aloud by Andrews and Hamilton on the accompanying CD
Andrews introduces each of the nine themed sections with intimate stories and family memories, offering readers a glimpse into her world and her personal connection to many of the selections. There are even a number of special poems written by the authors themselves as well as contributions from close family members.
This deluxe anthology is bound to inspire an early love of poetry and song and become a classic for families to grow with and treasure throughout the years.
Andrews and her daughter, Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies to create this rich and diverse poetry collection. McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings bring the stories to life.
Andrews and her daughter have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. This volume features nearly 150 treasured works, 21 of which are read aloud by Andrews and Hamilton on the accompanying CD. Full color.
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.
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Fun, festive, and full of holiday spirit, the stories in this impressive anthologyand#8212;complete with holidayand#160;music on CD and for downloadand#8212;are just what Santa ordered to ring in the Christmas season! Eight full-length stories are interspersed with joyful Christmas carol lyrics featuring the musical artand#160;of H. A. Rey. Create lasting yuletide memories with beloved characters such asand#160;Curious George, Tacky the Penguin, Lyle the Crocodile, and Strega Nona. Perfect for reading together around the fire or snuggled in bed,and#160;this collectionand#160;is an ideal gift for your loved ones this holiday season! Pair it with The Family Storybook Treasury and The Family Bedtime Treasury. and#160; Includes: Merry Christmas, Curious George Tackyand#8217;s Christmas The Finest Christmas Tree Lyle at Christmas Merry Christmas, Ollie A Small Christmas Merry Christmas, Strega Nona and#8217;Twas the Night Before Christmas and#160;
About the Author
Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment best known for her performances in Mary Poppins
, The Sound of Music
and, more recently, The Princess Diaries
. Julie is the author of many beloved children's books, including Mandy
and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles,
and her recent bestselling memoir, Home.
Visit the Julie Andrews Collection online at www.julieandrewscollection.com.
Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children's book author, editor, educator and theater arts professional. She has co-authored and published 16 books for children and young adults, four of which were New York Times bestsellers. Emma is the coauthor of the I Can Read! DUMPY easy readers series with her mother, Julie, and illustrated by her father, Tony Walton.
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 he has also award with the Society of Illustrator's prestigious Hamilton King Award.