Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100033541
Released: Oct 06, 2009
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781607886068
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Description

A deluxe treasury of family favorites selected by the bestselling mother-daughter team. Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse mix of their most beloved poems, songs and lullabies in this timeless audio treasury. Brought to life with James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings included in a bonus pdf, this anthology features nine themed sections, and nearly 100 poetry selections from a wide range of talent including William Wordsworth, E. C. Wells, Emily Dickinson, and more, as well as some special poems written by Andrews and Hamilton themselves-read by the authors for all to enjoy. With personal stories and anecdotes from Andrews woven throughout, this rich collection is one that families will grow with and cherish throughout the years. Julie and Emma's love for each other and the poetry is evident in their warm, heartfelt readings. It is easy to be swept up in the fun and beautiful scenes they create with their lovely voices. One of the most iconic, renowned figures in entertainment, Julie Andrews is a high-profile author who has written more than a dozen books for young readers, including the bestselling Mandy which has sold more than 150,000 copies since its first printing in 1971. This audio anthology will be a timeless collector's item and the perfect gift for children of any age.

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Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2009

Professional reviews

"Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma, narrate a collection of their favorite poems. Arranged by theme, such as the sea, friendship, laughter, and leisure, the poems come from both traditional and modern poets, as well as from Andrews family members. Andrews's signature elocution, shared by her daughter, and their gentle British accents are easy on the ear and, at times, carry the recording. One sometimes listens to their lilt and cadence at the expense of the poem. Vibrancy triumphs at moments when the pair read in tandem or present the unique--such as a poem about a Welsh town with a very long name. The recording provides a PDF file of the James McMullan paintings included in the print book. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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