Everyone's favorite fairy princess is back and just in time for her ballet recital in this new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection. At first, when Gerry is cast as the Court Jester and not the Crystal Princess, she is dismayed -- nothing is pink and no one can see her crown under her silly jester hat! But just as the recital looks like it's headed for disaster, our ever-energetic very fairy princess swoops in to save the day!
Gerry's sparkle radiates from the page once more through Christine Davenier's whimsically elegant illustrations in this spirited, ballet-themed follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess from the renowned mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton.
There's no doubt in Geraldine's mind that she's a fairy princess: "I FEEL it inside a sparkly feeling of just KNOWING in my heart." But in her second outing, she's cast as a jester in her ballet class's spring performance of The Crystal Princess; Geraldine's teacher gives the starring role to Tiffany, who gets to wear a "shimmery and sparkly" dress. Geraldine unhappily bumbles through the show, but when Tiffany has a mishap on stage, Geraldine gets her sparkle back by helping Tiffany save face. Davenier's expressive illustrations match Geraldine's energy and mood on every spread, fluidly conveying the heroine's loveable imperfections. Ages 3 6.