Inspire an early love of poetry and song in your children! Brought to life with stunning watercolors, this collection features Andrews's family stories and nearly 150 of their favorite poems---including classics from Emily Dickinson, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Christina Rossetti, and Langston Hughes. And your whole family will enjoy the companion CD with 21 selections theatrically read aloud by the mother-daughter duo. 192 pages, hardcover from Little, Brown.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 9.63 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0316040495 ISBN-13: 9780316040495 Availability: In Stock Ages: 5-8
In this comprehensive collection, coauthors Julie Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse assortment of their most cherished poems, songs, lullabies, hymns, and more.
Featuring a wide range of beloved classics from William Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, and Robert Frost to playful poems by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this is the perfect collection for families to share throughout the years. Julie and Emma additionally contribute a number of their own poems and reveal the stories behind some of their family favorites. James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings bring each page to glorious life with his spectacular vision and artistic point of view.
The Collection, now featuring a brand-new cover design, is packaged with a special CD featuring mother and daughter alternately recording twenty-one poems, some of which are recited together. This special keepsake anthology is one that readers of all ages will return to and treasure.
Julie Andrews 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.
James McMullan is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of books for adults and young readers. He has been internationally recognized for his seventy posters for Lincoln Center Theater.McMullan received the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award in 2002 for the picture book I Stink!, and was also awarded with the Society of Illustrator's prestigious Hamilton King Award.