Synopses & Reviews
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;
"Andrews and Hamilton follow Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies (2009) with a diverse compilation of poems and songs (including some of Andrews and Hamilton's own) from more than 75 writers, organized by month. Summer sees uplifting poems about discovery and outdoor activity, with works by Billy Collins, Joy Harjo, and E.B. White; fall poems include nature, back-to-school, and Thanksgiving themes, with pieces by Emily Dickinson, Sandra Cisneros, and others. Caldecott Honor artist Priceman plays into the seasonality of the collection with sweeping, brightly colored gouache paintings; her pirouetting ice skaters, puddle-stomping kids, and laid-back fishermen shout celebration, no matter the time of year. All ages." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess:
"[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
Praise for Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies:
New York Times Bestseller
"This is a warmly sentimental collection, leavened with humor and poignancy, ...educators and librarians will also embrace it for its sincere advocacy of reading aloud." - SLJ
"Julie Andrews and her daughter's selection of material for children... is bound to become a favorite." - PW
"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."
and#8212;School Library Journal
A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. From the cold of winter to the new hope of spring, the brisk fall to the steamy summer, Caldecott Honor illustrator Marjorie Priceman's vibrant watercolor paintings ring in every month of the year, bringing each season to joyful life. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.
This delightful treasury rings in the Christmas season with festive stories, carols, and art. For an amazing value, it features eight complete picture books by authors like Tomie dePaola and Bernard Waber, plus eight illustratedand#160;Christmas carolsand#160;by H. A. Rey, with the accompanying holidayand#160;music on CD. This comprehensive collection withand#160;shiny foiland#160;cover accents will bring families hours of holiday enjoyment.
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. With her mother, Julie Andrews, Emma is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, the I Can Read! DUMPY easy readers series, and Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, an anthology for families to treasure and share.
Marjorie Priceman is the illustrator and/or author of more than 30 books for children. She was awarded Caldecott Honors for Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. Marjorie lives in Lewisberg, PA.