Synopses & Reviews
It's Valentine's Day, one of Geraldine's favorite times of year! She gets out her very best glitter to make cards for her family and friends at school, trying extra hard to think of ways to showcase all of their special qualities. But when Gerry gets to school and realizes she accidentally took a folder of Daddy's work papers instead of the cards she worked so hard on - oh no! - she can't help but be disappointed. Thankfully, her teacher helps her find an extra special way to celebrate the inner sparkle of each of her friends.
Another heartwarming Very Fairy Princess adventure from bestselling mother-daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier.
"For a sparkle-loving fairy princess like Andrews and Hamilton's Gerry, it's no surprise that Valentine's Day is an extra-special occasion. Tiara, wings, and 'all my heart-shaped accessories' are needed for her school party. However, in her haste to catch the bus, Gerry leaves with her father's work folder instead of the one containing her valentines a disappointment, yes ('Fairy princesses must maintain their composure, especially in public'), but one that turns into an improvisational opportunity. Fans of Gerry's earlier books should find the heroine as vivacious as ever. Davenier blends carefree color swirls and accents with precise pencil lines, keeping the story from feeling cookie-cutter. Ages 3 6." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A #1 New York Times bestselling series!
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
About the Author
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 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
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 Times 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.