Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

Singer and actress Julie Andrews talks with Diane about her life and the latest children's book she co-wrote with her daughter.

Julie Andrews shot to stardom early in life as a singer and actor. Her four-and-a-half-octave vocal range was showcased in hit musicals like "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady." Disastrous throat surgery in 1997 left her with permanent limitations on her ability to sing. But she found other ways to use her voice. She and her daughter are the authors of a best-selling series of children's books. The latest tells the story of a girl who faces disappointment as a singer. She relies on pluck and courage to pull her through. A conversation with Dame Julie Andrews.

Guests

Julie Andrews

singer, actor, writer.

Emma Walton Hamilton

author, editor, educator and theater professional, she has co-authored numerous books for children of all ages with her mother, Julie Andrews, and serves as editorial director for the Julie Andrews Collection publishing program.

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow" by Julie Andrews. Copyright © 2013 by Julie Andrews. Excerpted by permission of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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