Monday, February 26, 2007

Child’s Play Turns Julie Andrews Into An Author

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Julie Andrews has won the hearts of many with her musical and film career, but long ago Andrews lost – at a children’s game that is.

That’s the scoop from the Oscar-winning actress who turned into a children’s book author after loosing a game to her kids more than 35 years ago.

Says Andrews: “I lost the game and had to forfeit to my kids, and my penance was to write them a story and that was that.”

She adds, “My eldest daughter inspired the idea for my first book, Mandy (Harper Collins) in 1971 and it has never gone out of print. So, it was a good punishment.”

Since the bet, the Mary Poppins actress has written more than 10 books with the help of her daughter.

Their latest book, Thanks To You: Wisdom From Mother And Child, hits shelves Thursday (March 1).

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