The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. (Jan.)
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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

School Library Journal
PreS-K—Gerry is all about celebrating Valentine's Day. It's one of her favorite days, and she prepares and prepares for it. She makes valentines for everybody in her family and all of her classmates. When the big day finally arrives, her parents help her celebrate with pancakes, complete with fairy dust, a tiara, and wings. She arrives at school looking forward to the class party, but then realizes that she left her valentines at home. What could be a huge disaster turns into a unique opportunity for Gerry to show her friends just how much they mean to her by acting out her valentines for them, telling them why they are special. It turns out to be a great day for everyone. The authors weave in everyday issues that children face, such as acceptance. The ink-and-pencil illustrations are bright, sparkly, and filled with emotion. When Gerry realizes that her valentines are still at home, the look of sadness on her face is devastating down to her pouty lip. This engaging story is short enough for group sharing and has a solid but subtle message.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL
Kirkus Reviews
Gerry, full of her characteristic pluck and sparkle, returns in this fourth installment of the best-selling Very Fairy Princess series. Feb. 14 is approaching, and Gerry literally throws herself into a joyous crafting frenzy as she works to make the very best valentines for her family, friends and even Connor, although he pulls her hair in class. Mommy helpfully gives Gerry one of Daddy's folders to keep her creations safe. When the big day arrives, Gerry and her family enjoy heart-shaped pancakes and share valentines. Then she dresses in her very best tiara and wings for the big party at school. In all the excitement, she nearly misses her bus and almost forgets her valentines but grabs the folder just in time. It is the wrong folder, however. Without her valentines to distribute, all seems ruined…until a few encouraging words from her teacher and a sudden wonderful idea produce some pleasantly surprising results: Connor is not so bad after all, and it is great to actually tell someone face to face what you most appreciate about them. Andrews and Hamilton's text successfully captures the enthusiastic urgency of their impish protagonist. What truly impresses is Davenier's ink-and–colored-pencil artwork that vividly portrays Gerry's every emotion, whether she is over-the-top happy or utterly disappointed. Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316230957
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Very Fairy Princess Series , #5
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Julie Andrews
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 over twenty books for young readers, including the Dumpy the Dump Truck series, Simeon's Gift, The Great American Mousical, and the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series.

The authors invite you to visit them online at www.julieandrewscollection.com.

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 Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Paris, France.
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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    Gerry is very excited ¿ Valentine¿s Day is coming (which is a Fa

    Gerry is very excited – Valentine’s Day is coming (which is a Fairy Princess’ favorite day of the year)! She works her hardest to make the best, sparkliest (is that a word?), Valentines ever for her classmates. She puts her perfect hand-made Valentines in one of her Daddy’s green work folders to keep them safe. But when she gets to school, there is a BIG problem. The folders got switched and her very perfect Valentines are at work with Daddy (how UN-sparkly)! Gerry thinks fast and solves her problem in a very fairy princess way!

    This is a VERY cute book! I like the sparkles that are with Gerry. They are VERY cool (in a Fairy Princess sort of way ;) ). I like the illustrations they are VERY well drawn! Gerry is a great character (even with me being a boy, I don’t mind all the sparkle and my sister LOVES all the sparkle)! Gerry is VERY kind, VERY sweet, VERY caring, and VERY VERY creative! I think this is a great Valentine’s Day book that kids will love!
    **Note a reviewed a copy of this book my sister got as a gift :D

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