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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: Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews Narrator: Emma Walton Hamilton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Very Fairy Princess Books Release Date:
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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.

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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Author

Dame Julie Andrews is one of the most beloved figures in the entertainment world. An Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award–winning actress and singer, she is best known for her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Her legendary career has taken her from Broadway and London stages to Hollywood and the sets of myriad films and television shows. In addition, she is also a New York Times bestselling author of children’s books and the memoir Home.

About the Narrator

Emma Walton Hamilton is an actress and an author of children’s books. She is the daughter of actress and singer Julie Andrews and set and costume designer Tony Walton. She has published over twenty-three books with her mother, including the New York Times bestseller The Very Fairy Princess and Dumpy the Dumptruck. In 2011, their Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.