Practically perfect in every way, Dame Julie Andrews is one of the most beloved and iconic stars of stage and screen, playing a series of legendary roles that include Mary Poppins, Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Queen Lillian in the Shrek movies. But just as impressive is her work as a writer. A New York Times bestseller, she began writing early reading children’s books some 35 years ago, and her first two novels, Mandy and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, remain favorites with children and adults everywhere. And those were just the beginning. Julie Andrews’ books include numerous early reading primers, picture books, board books and more. Her versatility is simply amazing; several Julie Andrews books have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller lists, including her picture book The Very Fairy Princess and her biography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.
As a legendary Broadway baby, a star of the silver screen and everyone’s favorite nanny, Julie Andrews is without a doubt one of the great icons of our time. But it may be her children’s books that end up being her most enduring legacy. Dedicated to nurturing a sense of imagination and wonder, Julie Andrews’ books help give children the encouragement they need to discover their passions, grow their minds and explore their world.
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