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A deluxe treasury of family favorites selected by the best-selling 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 best-selling 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.
©2009 Julie Andrews; (P)2009 Hachette

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  • Deborah
  • Philo, Il, United States
  • 04-05-15

How could anyone not love Julie Andrews!!?

I listen to this book often at night to put me to sleep. Her vice is so soothing. nice choice of poems also.

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Delightful!

I have always been a huge Julie Andrews fan. Love her even more after listening to this collection. Love the mother ,daughter interaction.

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It IS for pleasure!

Wonderful, magical, whimsical, familiar, nostalgic, soothing...and more. Thanks, Julie and Emma! Not just for kids...

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A Lovely Collection and Enjoyable Listening

Lovely poetry read by Julie Andrews Edwards and her own daughter. I purchased this to share with my grandchildren. It is soothing background for them now but hopefully they will enjoy it as they get older.

I knew several of the selections while others were totally new, including some written by the narrators. The selections were organized in nice themed groups including humor and nature. I really enjoyed the readings by mother and daughter.

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Good collection of poems.

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Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma have compiled a good list of poems that I've never heard and some of which are written by themselves or family members. This is an enjoyable listen. Need something to calm down? Something soothing for your kids to listen to right before bed? I imagine that this fits the bill.