A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. From the cold of winter to the new hope of spring, the brisk fall to the steamy summer, Caldecott Honor illustrator Marjorie Priceman's vibrant watercolor paintings ring in every month of the year, bringing each season to joyful life. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Diaries. Julie is the author of many beloved children's books, including Mandy and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, as well as a bestselling memoir, Home.
Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children's book author, editor, educator and theater arts professional. With her mother, Julie Andrews, Emma is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, the I Can Read! DUMPY easy readers series, and Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, an anthology for families to treasure and share.
Marjorie Priceman is the illustrator and/or author of more than 30 books for children. She was awarded Caldecott Honors for Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. Marjorie lives in Lewisberg, PA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Anastacia Hawkins for Readers' Favorite "Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year" is a beautiful collection of poems and lyrics gathered by Julie herself, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. The book is divided by seasons with an introduction to each season written by Julie, sharing her memories of the season spent with her own children and grandchildren. Works from poets such as Myra Cohn Livingston, John Updike, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman, along with songs written by legendary song writers such as Oscar and William Hammerstein and Cole Porter will delight and engage your children throughout the year. There are also special sections for the Sabbath, Birthdays, New Babies, and Coming of Age. "Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons" is a gorgeous book filled with poetry and fun, vibrant illustrations. The personal letters from Julie at the beginning of each section are heartwarming and full of insight as to why she and her daughter, Emma, chose certain selections for that season. The poems selected are whimsical and relatable, such as 'Happy Winter-Steamy Tub', 'I Made My Dog a Valentine', and 'Going Downhill on a Bicycle'. There are also touching titles such as 'Martin Luther King Day', 'Mama-A Rainbow', 'If', and 'Flags' written by Julie Andrews herself. The opening letters give us a glimpse into the life and motherhood of an icon. "Treasury for All Seasons" is just that, a treasure. It is a keepsake collection to be kept ready and available to pick up and read aloud often, best with children of all ages.
This is such a wonderful book. The illustrations are magnificent. It is such a pleasure to share this book with an eager youngster.
As the first anthology compiled by Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, this book is easy reading and a delight to see what was chosen by these two ladies. As a poetry lover all my life, several poems are familiar, but reading them has brought out the desire for me to sit down again and write. Julie and Emma are talented ladies, and among the many books written by them, this one that they compiled will remain one of my favorites.