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Julie Andrews, daughter to promote new book at Fairfield U. Bookstore

Updated 5:10 pm, Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Actress and singer Julie Andrews, right, and her daughter,  Emma Walton Hamilton, will appear Feb. 7 at the Fairfield University Bookstore to promote their new children's book,  âÄúThe Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart." Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen contributed
    Actress and singer Julie Andrews, right, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will appear Feb. 7 at the Fairfield University Bookstore to promote their new children's book, âÄúThe Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart." Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Actress and singer Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will promote on their new children's book, "The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart," on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Fairfield University Bookstore.

Their appearance will be at 3 p.m. in the downtown bookstore, 1499 Post Road.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, the store will issue event tickets to those buying the book, a limited number of which will be available for signing. One ticket per book will be issued.

The book, part of a "Very Fairy Princess series," follows the adventures of Geraldine, a fairy princess with skinned knees and wearing sneakers as she celebrates Valentine's Day, her favorite day of the year, according to a release.

Andrews, known for her performances in "The Sound of Music," "Mary Poppins" and "The Princess Diaries," began writing children's books more than 35 years ago -- the first two books were "Mandy" and "The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles." Her other books include the "Little Bo" series and a collection of picture books, novels and early readers co-authored with her daughter Hamilton, the release states.

Hamilton is one of the founders of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and a faculty member of Stony Brook Southhampton's master in fine arts program in writing and literature. She is also the editorial director of the Julie Andrews Collection, a children's book publishing program, and author of "Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment."

She and her mother have co-authored other books for young readers, including the "Dumpy the Dump Truck" series, "The Great American Mousical," "Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother to Child" and "Simeon's Gift."

Call 203-255-7756 or visit www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com for information.