The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes the sixth delightful picture book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Very Fairy Princess series.

Includes Read Aloud/Read to Me feature where available.

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...
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Overview

From the mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes the sixth delightful picture book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Very Fairy Princess series.

Includes Read Aloud/Read to Me feature where available.

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.


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Like any other girl, Very Fairy Princess Gerry has mixed feelings about her upcoming graduation. It is, after all, a joyous celebration, but it is also the time when she must bid goodbye to classmates (not to mention Houdini the hamster, the official class pet.) How can she make it through this day that is supposed to be perfect? A charming gift for graduating girls from actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.

Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
Moving up a grade and leaving behind the teacher she’s had all year doesn’t make fairy princess Gerry feel very sparkly, even when she’s wearing her pink crown and fairy wings—which is pretty much all the time. Her wings droop even lower when she learns that her new teacher is a man: “He’ll never believe that I’m a fairy princess!” Luckily, a chance encounter with the well-accessorized Mr. Bonario at graduation brings her sparkle back. Davenier’s lithe illustrations infuse the story with warmth and quiet emotion; Andrews’s and Hamilton’s heroine continues to charm. Ages 3–6. (Apr.)
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Praise for The Very Fairy Princess series:

"Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles." - Kirkus

"[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

Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-14
A little girl with a style and sparkle all her own worries about the end of the school year.As Gerry narrates the last few days of the school year, she points out the attributes of a fairy princess (which she is) and frets about next year (as if missing the wonderful Miss Pym, who lets her wear her wings and crown in class, her classroom and their class pet aren't enough, her new teacher is a man!). "To be honest, I'm having a hard time finding my sparkle about this. (Change is HARD…even for a fairy princess.)" Siblings reading this to their younger sisters (and perhaps brothers) may be reminded of Junie B. Jones—Gerry's voice is certainly filled with determination, and she is a girl who knows herself. But she lacks Junie's attitude and childlike voice, channeling more of a Fancy Nancy; when her dad makes pancakes, she can hardly eat three: "(Even a fairy princess can lose her appetite when she's stressed)." In the end, a tense moment during the graduation ceremony resolves itself in the best way possible and puts all of Gerry's fears about first grade to rest. Davenier's ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations neatly capture Gerry's feelings, making them stand out against the rest of her class' more joyful faces.Though the cover is bedecked in sparkles, Gerry's sparkle is just as internal as it is external—her essential self-confidence shines. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316406376
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Very Fairy Princess Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 401,773
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • File size: 15 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 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.
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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Wonderful book for little girls !!!

    I have two granddaughters just 10 days apart in age and both just "graduated" from pre-school to kindergarten. I thought this book would be just the ticket for that special occasion! They loved it. And its not just for a one time read...they like to have it read to them over and over and loved the pictures. I especially bought the signed editions as a keepsake for them, and plan to add to their library with more of the same.

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  • Posted May 5, 2014

    Really love the whole series.  This one helps let kids know that

    Really love the whole series.  This one helps let kids know that change can be fun, not scary.

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