The very fairy princess / by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton ; illustrated by Christine Davenier.

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      1st ed.
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      Summary: Despite her scabby knees and dirty fingernails, Geraldine knows that she is a princess inside and shows it through her behavior at home and in school.
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      ANDREWS, J.; HAMILTON, E. W.; DAVENIER, C. The very fairy princess. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Co., 2010. ISBN 9780316040501. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Andrews J, Hamilton EW, Davenier C. The Very Fairy Princess. Little, Brown and Co.; 2010. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Andrews, J., Hamilton, E. W., & Davenier, C. (2010). The very fairy princess. Little, Brown and Co. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Andrews, Julie, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Christine Davenier. 2010. The Very Fairy Princess. Julie Andrews Collection. Little, Brown and Co.
    • Harvard:
      Andrews, J., Hamilton, E. W. and Davenier, C. (2010) The very fairy princess. Little, Brown and Co. (Julie Andrews collection). Available at: (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Andrews, J, Hamilton, EW & Davenier, C 2010, The very fairy princess, Julie Andrews collection, Little, Brown and Co., viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Andrews, Julie, et al. The Very Fairy Princess. Little, Brown and Co., 2010. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Andrews, Julie, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Christine Davenier. The Very Fairy Princess. Julie Andrews Collection. Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Andrews J, Hamilton EW, Davenier C. The very fairy princess [Internet]. Little, Brown and Co.; 2010 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. (Julie Andrews collection). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2010 April #2

A girl who believes she is really a princess isn't a new premise in children's literature, so it's refreshing to find a very real little girl as our protagonist, especially given a title that evokes an expectation of a more traditionally froufrou young royal. Geraldine (Gerry) just knows she is a princess and narrates the events of her day, offering commentary about her many doubters: "My brother, Stewart, says princesses don't wear sneakers and don't have scabby knees." Gerry's type of princess isn't too precious; in response to her brother, she asserts, "Fairy princesses are very practical." A long day passes—breakfast, school, playtime, and dinner—before the one person who never doubts her comes home: Daddy. Freckled, spiky haired, pink clad, and irrepressible, Geraldine is reminiscent of Eloise. She lets kids know it's not necessary to be prim and proper to be a "real" princess; princesses who just want to have fun will find plenty of that here. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall

A modern-day girl explains what it's like to be a "fairy princess." With its self-regarding narrator and edifying parentheticals ("Fairy princesses are very practical...Fairy princesses are very supportive"), this moderately entertaining book owes a conspicuous debt to Fancy Nancy. Happily, Davenier is at her best, giving the pink-bedecked girl relatable real-world attributes such as unkempt hair and unroyal posture. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2010 April #3

Geraldine, this book's redheaded heroine, may look like an ordinary girl, but she harbors no doubts about her magical royal status: "I FEEL it inside—a sparkling feeling of just KNOWING in my heart." With great powers, however, come great responsibilities. A fairy princess must always wear her crown ("You never know who you might bump into... even on the stairs), shore up her mere mortal friends ("YOU sparkle when you play the trombone," she tells one), and always be on the lookout for problems to solve, like an escaped classroom hamster. Andrews and Hamilton's narrative voice, a mixture of self-assured proclamations and parenthetical confidences, is fun, and for every reference to glitter, tutus, and sparkle, there are examples of the heroine's rough-and-tumble side (sliding down a banister or pursuing a frog across a stream). Davenier's (Just Like a Baby) luminous and empathic watercolors act like fairy wings on this story. Even though the pictures are predominantly pink, there's nothing pale about Davenier's characterization; Geraldine radiates noblesse oblige, heedless energy, and a sense of destiny—she's Eloise crossed with Hillary Clinton. Ages 3–6. (May)

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