Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Introducing children to poetry is the wish of nearly every parent, but in the age of video games and text messaging, not a wish easily achieved. Beloved actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton make that task easier with a carefully selected anthology of 150 poems, songs, and lullabies, chosen especially for children. The verse includes an eclectic mix of time-tested classics and modern favorites; the authors include not only Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost but also Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. To engage youthful audiences, mother and daughter have created a CD containing 21 playfully read poems.
Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 2 Up—Through sections entitled "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "Accentuate the Positive," and "Leisure" (the proper pronunciation rhymes with pleasure), Andrews relates her lifelong love of poetry and how she and her daughter, co-selector Hamilton, share this passion. Andrews and Hamilton also contribute several poems. The generous collection includes a nice range of old favorites by Robert Louis Stevenson, Rachel Field, and Christina Rossetti. Recent poets include Frank Asch, Nikki Grimes, and Jack Prelutsky. Many of the songs hail from theater and movie musicals: "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'!" and "My Favorite Things," "Talk to the Animals," and "Feed the Birds." A CD featuring Andrews reading 21 poems is included. This is a warmly sentimental collection, leavened with humor and poignancy, and though it appears marketed toward adults who will purchase it for their home collections, educators and librarians will also embrace it for its sincere advocacy of reading aloud. McMullan's lush watercolor paintings add to the overall appeal of this well-crafted anthology.—Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600247583
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs
  • Sales rank: 1,425,016
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Andrews Edwards 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.

Jim McMullan is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of books for adults and young readers. He is known for the various Broadway theater posters he created for Lincoln Center Theater. Jim 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.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Marvelous & Wonderful

    I bought this for my granddaughters birthday and she listened to the whole thing on the first day. She just loved it. I think it is just wonderful evento listen to as an adult. Julie Andrews voice is terrific. I want to get it for all my granddaughters.

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