April 14, 2011— -- She's a New York Times best-selling author. She has a spectacularly lovely British accent. And she's been watching the royals for just about her entire life.
Put all that together, with some archival video and technical wizardry from ABC News and partners, and you get Jane Green's latest book, "A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate, and Three Generations of Royal Love."
"Catnip for royal watchers," is how Juju Chang described "A Modern Fairy Tale" on "Good Morning America" this morning during a interview with the Green, the author of a dozen chick-lit novels, including "The Beach House" and "Jemima J."
Green is no stranger to writing about love, but "A Modern Fairy Tale" is her first foray into nonfiction.
The book is a first for ABC News -- "A Modern Fairy Tale," a Hyperion/ABC News video book, is ABC News' first eBook. In addition to Green's original text, the book blends ABC News video, still images and interactive features -- including a timeline and map of important royal real estate-– into a rich and unusual storytelling experience.
Green explained on "GMA" that at first, "A Modern Fairy Tale" might look like any other book. But as they page through it, readers will find images and video player boxes. "As you're reading about Charles and Diana's engagement, you can click on the box and suddenly see the interview from all those years ago," said Green.
"It feels quite Harry Potter-ish," Green said, with "characters suddenly talking on the page."
And you don't need a fairy godmother to get the book and learn so much more about the royal love. You can go to the App store on your iPad and download the ABC Video Bookstore, where you can purchase "A Modern Fairy Tale" and other ABC Video Books.
ABC Video Books are also available everywhere enhanced eBooks are sold.