Search Results: "Julie Andrews"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While this sweet adventure story with feline protagonists won't be everyone's cup of tea, it will resonate with just the right reader. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The fourth volume in a gentle series chronicling the adventures of a tiny gray Persian cat called Bonnie Boadicea, or Little Bo for short. Read full book review >

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A SPOOKY, SPARKLY HALLOWEEN by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Teamwork and being true to oneself are always celebrated, but Andrews, Hamilton, and Davenier combine talents to produce a charming tale full of girl power that readers can applaud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerry shines again in the latest entry in the Very Fairy Princess series. Read full book review >

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HOME by Julie Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Bears out the suspicion that Richard Stirling's unrevealing Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography (2008) faithfully reflects its subject's personality."
Closing on the eve of her Oscar-winning film debut in Mary Poppins, Andrews's memoir focuses on a young and, in most respects, rather ordinary girl with a complicated home life and a freakishly precocious larynx. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gerry, full of her characteristic pluck and sparkle, returns in this fourth installment of the best-selling Very Fairy Princess series. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION GIRL! by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"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)"
A little girl with a style and sparkle all her own worries about the end of the school year. Read full book review >

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THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"Fellow princess-obsessed readers will easily recognize a kindred spirit; those whose thinking is more in line with Gerry's brother Stewart will see the pink sparkles on the cover and stay away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The well-known actress/author and her daughter collaborate to create an eminently practical yet ebullient heroine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Opening oversight aside, a thoughtful and visually arresting trove of seasonal verse. (Poetry. 6 & up)"
From this well-known mother-and-daughter anthologist duo (Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009, etc.) comes another rich compendium of occasional poems loosely chronicling the months and holidays. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Captivating artwork aside, the authors make this princess fare more palatable than most by emphasizing that Gerry's claim to princesshood is her sparkle, which turns out to be more about her self-confidence and self-expression than a frothy dress or gleaming tiara. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The mother-daughter team offers a follow-up to the popular The Very Fairy Princess (2010). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A glossary of theatrical terms is included. (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8-11)"
This mother-and-daughter team has created an amusing spoof of the New York theater world through the device of a parallel theatrical community of mice existing in the basement under a famous old Broadway venue. Read full book review >

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SIMEON’S GIFT by Julie Andrews Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The story rather bobbles and clunks along, though, with the weight of too many words and perhaps not a clear enough melody. (CD of Andrews reading) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a time of "castles and monasteries," a poor young man named Simeon plays his lute for all and loves a noblewoman, Sorrel. Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >