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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton Narrator: Emma Walton Hamilton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Very Fairy Princess Books Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781607889724
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While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a very fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all twirls and tiaras! As every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day.

This new book is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of listeners young and old.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Andrews and Hamilton’s narrative voice, a mixture of self-assured proclamations and parenthetical confidences, is fun, and for every reference to glitter, tutus, and sparkle, there are examples of the heroine’s rough-and-tumble side (sliding down a banister or pursuing a frog across a stream)…Geraldine radiates noblesse oblige, heedless energy, and a sense of destiny—she’s Eloise crossed with Hillary Clinton.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Imaginative play and role playing rule the day in this simple story. Gerry is both feminine and practical, a realistic blend of traits shared by many modern girls. They will enjoy seeing themselves on the pages of this sparkly text.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A girl who believes she is really a princess isn’t a new premise in children’s literature, so it’s refreshing to find a very real little girl as our protagonist, especially given a title that evokes an expectation of a more traditionally froufrou young royal.”

    Booklist

  • “As any library staff member will tell you, there can never be too many princess stories…However, in the grand tradition of other literary, bedazzled mini-divas, Geraldine’s imagination and love for the color pink brighten the daily grind of being a scab-kneed little girl. Readers will enjoy Geraldine’s princess attitude.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Gerry exudes an undeniable joie de vivre. The mother-daughter team successfully demonstrates an understanding of that magical stage of childhood in which determination, desire, and dreams can transform reality. 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.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Young Alison Cordaro’s narration is pitch-perfect as she portrays Princess Geraldine, who reigns her kingdom in a take-charge kind of way…Cordaro gives dimension to Geraldine’s imaginative world in a charming voice that doesn’t succumb to being cutesy. The production is further enhanced by a terrific interview with the mother-daughter writing team, who discuss their character and collaborations, as well as their delight in Cordaro’s depiction of Geraldine. An interview with the talented young narrator herself follows. Listeners will be entertained and educated. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.

    AudioFile

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boni | 2/20/2014

    " Love the illustrations. Some funny lines and a good voice. But the combination of fairy and princess concepts didn't always work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/5/2014

    " Perfect for every little girl. The main character is all about being a fairy princess & all the "jobs" that go with that! My neighbor got this for Carmen, her birthday theme was fairy princess so it was a perfect match! Carmen loves it when we change the main character's name to her name and many of the other character's to people she knows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shazzer | 2/5/2014

    " Cute; bit of a well-worn path, but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee Gibson | 1/30/2014

    " Great story with colorful illustrations. This story should make every girl feel like a pretty princess. This is a very girly book but there are some ways that you can make a boy appreciate this story also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 1/28/2014

    " Sweet story of a little girl who is always a princess but couldn't wait to be one in the ballet play performance in front some of her friends and family. When she didn't get her dream role she showed the stuff that real princesses are made of. Cute story that shows great character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanna Lang | 1/17/2014

    " Sweet book, I recommend it for all the little girls out there who absolutely know they are someone's princess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/17/2014

    " This book was cute but didn't stick in my head very long. The pictures are cute and it has a good message about how special each girl is when they are themselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/14/2014

    " This story was another of our princess "branch-out" books. Jordan wasn't quite as captivated as I'd hoped her to be, but that may have been because, unlike me, she didn't mentally have the voice of Julie Andrews telling her the story. Quite cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 1/11/2014

    " "You just have to let your SPARKLE out." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LoriAnn Kocialski | 12/27/2013

    " I want this book! Notice I say I want it! Hannah loved it to, but I wish I could have the pictures and some of the sayings on my wall. "YOU JUST HAVE TO LET YOUR SPARKLE OUT!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 12/21/2013

    " The idea that fairy princess does typical little girl things. Spunky, in the tradition of Eloise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Allen | 12/14/2013

    " Such a cute little story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 pati | 12/10/2013

    " My inner princess was quite satisfied with this most excellent book, art was great and the royal air of a princess was captured magnificently! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/2/2013

    " The perfect choice for every little girl who has that sparkly feeling inside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keeko | 11/29/2013

    " I thought I would like this because the author is Julie Andrews, but what a nice surprise for it to be such a sweet and good book, just right for all the very fairy princesses and the people who love them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 8/3/2013

    " This is a really cute children's book about a girl who thinks she is a fairy princess, her sparkle, her love of pink, and how she tries in small ways to make the world a better place. I really recommend it if you have kids to read to, or if you are a kid at heart yourself :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 6/5/2013

    " The girl's name is Geraldine. S.L. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess Brown | 3/2/2013

    " Adorable book best suited for little girls who KNOW they are princesses. Preschool to early elementary. They'll think it's cute--I mean, come on, the cover has sparkles! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 11/23/2012

    " Total girl book...but if you have a 3 or 4 year old who loves fairy princesses...this is the book. Some great affirmation too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Evans | 9/23/2012

    " I love Julie Andrews, so reading her book was great to begin with. She is a talented author. This book is about a girl who lets her personality sparkle. It is a very cute book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/2/2012

    " I love how people get creative with say, sparkly covers and make it really kid friendly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/17/2011

    " I did not know until recently that Julie Andrews has been writing childrens books...I went immediately to the library to find some, this is the only one they had avaiable. It is very sweet and in my mind Julie Andrews was reading it me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Bergman | 8/20/2011

    " Good lord, this book is glitter fantastic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Carr | 7/9/2011

    " I really, really enjoyed this book...especially snuggled up in bed with my very own fairy princess. Very cute story and darling illustrations! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 6/19/2011

    " Oh sweet Julie Andrews and the life of a princess. What a great little story of how a princess should act. Great to read with a little girl before bed, or just a reminder of how you should act. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 3/28/2011

    " Well-written, fun book for any princess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/7/2011

    " I read this because it was written by Julie Andrews and I am a fan of her fiction. This was cute but it reminded me quite a bit of Fancy Nancy books, maybe for an even younger audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/11/2011

    " Very cute book. My little girl had me read it over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/30/2010

    " I read this with Julianna for homework last night. Well, she read it to me, and then I read it to her. Anyway, I thought it was cute, but I think Julianna liked it more than I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olson Family Matters | 8/13/2010

    " Adorable - let your sparkle out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 7/12/2010

    " My 5 year old loved this book. My 14 year old giggled as I read it to my 5 year old. "

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About 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.
About the Narrator
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.