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All of us here at Jump into a Book are so excited to welcome Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton on the blog today.
This book comes just in time for a very special graduation happening right here on Jump into a Book of one our very own fairy princesses. Our very own contributor/intern Hannah will be graduating high school in two weeks. We’re so excited for her as she gets ready to embrace news experiences on the road ahead.
This book is a fun family read which covers the topics of fear of change, endings and new beginnings, and the courage to see them all through with the love and support of family, teachers, and friends. It is beautifully written, and charmingly illustrated. As with the rest of the series, this is book you will read again and again. Geraldine is a character one becomes attached to immediately. One of our little readers at home even said they wished Geraldine lived next door so they could be best friends. Well if she can’t live next door, why not on our bookshelf. I know you’ll greatly enjoy this book. Read on because we’re giving a couple of copies away plus there’s a lot of fun things to do to bring this engaging book alive.
ABOUT THE BOOK
While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess.
GERALDINE is a fairy princess. She may not look like your average fairy princess because of her skinned knees and sneakers, but she is. She does things that fairy princesses do, like rescuing frogs and building little house for her fellow fairies. She wears things that fairy Princesses wear, like a royal crown and fairy wings. And she eats things that Fairy princesses eat, like fairy pancakes with extra fairy dust on top (yum!). But most importantly, Gerry is a fairy princess because she feels a special sparkly feeling deep inside and spreads her sparkle wherever she goes and with whoever she meets, including her friends, parents, brother, and even her dog. And when it comes to being a fairy princess, inner sparkle is the most important sparkle of all!
In this new tale, the end of the school year is here, and Very Fairy Princess Gerry is getting ready to graduate! She always loves a celebration, but can’t help but feel a little sad as she empties her cubby, takes down her art projects, and says goodbye to her class pet, Houdini the hamster. She’s also a little nervous about leaving Miss Pym… what if her new teacher doesn’t let Gerry wear her wings and crown? Change can be hard, even for a fairy princess!
Thankfully, she realizes that new things can bring their own sparkle! A perfectly delightful addition to your child’s bookshelf.
This is the sixth adventure in the adorable, sparkly, sweet Very Fairy Princess series from celebrated children’s book author Julie Andrews (best known for The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries) and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Julie Andrews 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 over 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 bestseller list.
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.
Something To Do
Looking for some “princess-inspired” activities? I found some adorable ones on Pinterest and I shared them in my Weekend Links post.
Celebrate Graduation with the fairy princess Geraldine!
Two (2) winners each receive a copy of The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! Giveaway begins April 28th and ends May 3rd at 12:00 a.m.
- Prizing & samples courtesy of Little, Brown
- Giveaway open to US addresses only
- Two lucky winners will win one copy of Graduation Girl each.
- Residents of USA only please.
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on May 4th, 2014
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