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1. The Very Fairy Princess to Be Adapted For Television

The Very Fairy Princess, a popular children’s book franchise from actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will be adapted into a television series.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises, a producer and distributor of children’s animated content, has teamed up with the two authors to produce the series.

The series star a young girl named Geraldine, who lives her day to day as a fairy princess. There are currently eight books in the franchise with a ninth book, The Very Fairy Princess: A Spooky, Sparkly Halloween, coming out this fall.

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2. The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton {Giveaway and Review}

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All of us here at Jump into a Book are so excited to welcome Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton on the blog today.
They are sharing their very newest and latest release,  The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
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This book comes just in time for a very special graduation happening right here on Jump into a Book of one our very own fairy princesses. Our very own contributor/intern Hannah will be graduating high school in two weeks. We’re so excited for her as she gets ready to embrace news experiences on the road ahead.
This book is a fun family read which covers the topics of fear of change, endings and new beginnings, and the courage to see them all through with the love and support of family, teachers, and friends. It is beautifully written, and charmingly illustrated. As with the rest of the series, this is book you will read again and again. Geraldine is a character one becomes attached to immediately. One of our little readers at home even said they wished Geraldine lived next door so they could be best friends. Well if she can’t live next door, why not on our bookshelf.  I know you’ll greatly enjoy this book. Read on because we’re giving a couple of copies away plus there’s a lot of fun things to do to bring this engaging book alive.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
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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.
GERALDINE is a fairy princess. She may not look like your average fairy princess because of her skinned knees and sneakers, but she is. She does things that fairy princesses do, like rescuing frogs and building little house for her fellow fairies. She wears things that fairy Princesses wear, like a royal crown and fairy wings. And she eats things that Fairy princesses eat, like fairy pancakes with extra fairy dust on top (yum!). But most importantly, Gerry is a fairy princess because she feels a special sparkly feeling deep inside and spreads her sparkle wherever she goes and with whoever she meets, including her friends, parents, brother, and even her dog. And when it comes to being a fairy princess, inner sparkle is the most important sparkle of all!
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In this new tale, 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!
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Thankfully, she realizes that new things can bring their own sparkle!  A perfectly delightful addition to your child’s bookshelf.
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This is the sixth adventure in the adorable, sparkly, sweet Very Fairy Princess series from celebrated children’s book author Julie Andrews (best known for The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries) and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances in The Sound of MusicMary Poppins, and The Princess Diaries. Julie has been a celebrated children’s book author for over thirty years, and her works include MandyThe 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 GiftThe 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.

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Looking for some “princess-inspired” activities? I found some adorable ones on Pinterest and I shared them in my Weekend Links post.

 

GIVEAWAY!

Celebrate Graduation with the fairy princess Geraldine!
Two (2) winners each receive a copy of The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! Giveaway begins April 28th and ends May 3rd at 12:00 a.m.
  • Prizing & samples  courtesy of Little, Brown
  • Giveaway open to US addresses only
  • Two lucky winners will win one copy of Graduation Girl each.
  • Residents of USA only please.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • One entry per household.
  • Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
  • Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
  • Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on May 4th, 2014

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3. What Should Our App Be?

Today’s post is actually a question – well, more of a favor.  We’re working with our wonderful publisher on developing an app for The Very Fairy Princess. We’ll start with a free one, then plan for other, more expanded versions down the line.  I’m researching picture book apps to get a sense of what the possibilities are… what works, what doesn’t, and always, how to invite the viewer/reader back to the book itself.

So here’s the favor: Please share your picture book app experience with me?

Which ones are the most successful, and why? (Not counting The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is in a class by itself.) What are the essential differences between the free apps and the paid ones? Most of all, any ideas as to how our app can be used to celebrate individuality – what Gerry, our Very Fairy Princess, refers to as ‘inner sparkle’?

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4. Announcing the Very Fairy Princess App!

I’m excited to announce that our new Very Fairy Princess app is now live!

The Very Sparkly Wand feature invites young princes and princesses to choose from three colors and sounds in order to create their own wand and add a little sparkle to anything with just a flick of the iPhone or iPad.  With the Sparkly Photo feature, they can add their choice of crown to a photo of themselves taken with the app itself or uploaded from a photo library. Photos can then be emailed, posted on Facebook, or Tweeted for friends and family to see.  Of course there’s also information about the books, and a gallery of images and captions taken from the illustrations.

This free app is the first step toward developing a full version that will include stories, games and other activities. Give it a try and let us know your feedback or ideas!

Click here to find out more: The Very Fairy Princess for iPhone

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5. When Julie Andrews Came to Tea

Earlier this week, Julie Andrews--yes, that Julie Andrews--paid a visit to the Amazon Books team (see photo below) and left everyone who met her giddy for the rest of the day.  I'm not even being overly dramatic, Andrews' really does have that effect on people--even just going from the car to the Books floor in our building, everyone recognizes her and she leaves people staring, whispering, and smiling in her wake.

Touring for her latest children's book, The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl, and on the heels of her first Princess Week festivities, Andrews found time to join us for a cup of tea and was as funny, interesting, and gracious as I suspected she would be.  We talked about Broadway shows and children's books, and Andrews' shared stories about playing a practical joke with her friend Carol Burnett and her recent appearance on Steven Colbert. 

I think it's safe to say that many small children listened to The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl at bedtime this week, and I defnitely heard a lot of humming (or flat out singing) from The Sound of Music around the office.  If Julie Andrews comes to your town for her next book tour, go see her, she's fabulous.

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