Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment. She is perhaps best known for her performances in Mary Poppins , The Sound of Music , and The Princess Diaries . Ms. Edwards is the author of many favorite children's books, including Mandy , The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles , and the Little Bo series. She and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, an arts educator and theater professional, have coauthored over twenty books for young readers, including Simeon's Gift , The Great American Mousical , Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child , and the recent New York Times bestsellers The Very Fairy Princess and Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies . Emma is also the author of Raising Bookworms .