Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews (Hardcover)
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This picture book biography explores the early life of film star, theater performer, singer, and published author of children's books Julie Andrews, and how she found her voice and her love of music.
"A beautiful and lyrical celebration of my mother's legacy that hits all the right notes." --Emma Walton Hamilton
Long before she starred in movies like The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and The Princess Diaries, Julie Andrews was a little girl struggling with her parents' divorce and the ravages of World War II. To comfort her and fill her time during the London Blitz, her stepfather taught her to sing, and Julie found her voice-one of the most extraordinary singing voices of all time.
Lyrically told by Julie Hedlund and lushly illustrated by Ilaria Urbinati, this is the story of how Julie Andrews became one of the world's most beloved performers.
About the Author
Julie Hedlund is the award-winning children's picture book author of Over, Bear! Under, Where? She spends much of her time inside her own imagination, and when not writing or reading, she enjoys playing in the mountains near her home in Boulder, Colorado. She lives with her two teenage children and their high-maintenance hound dog. You can find out more about Julie at juliehedlund.com or follow her on Twitter @juliefhedlund.
Ilaria Urbinati is an illustrator based in Turin, Italy. She began her career as character designer and colorist for animated television series, before working as a freelance illustrator creating books, apps, and advertisements. Ilaria's previous book with Little Bee Books, Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit and Books by Horseback: A Librarian's Brave Journey to Deliver Books to Children, have received great acclaim. Ilaria is also a Professor at IADA University teaching Illustration and visual development. Learn more at ilariaurbinati.com
Lovingly illustrated with lively, vintage-looking watercolors. Pair this with picture books about Dolly Parton for a storytime on resilience through music.
A lyrical salute to legendary singer Julie Andrews.
— Kirkus Reviews
Soft-hued illustrations ranging from a series of small vignettes to double-page spreads reveal setting, action, emotion, and personality, complementing the alliterative text, which is full of musical references.
— Horn Book Magazine