Madonna Ritchie is an icon of our age and has had many adventures in her varied and successful career as a musician, actress and now author. She has sold 200 million albums worldwide, appeared in 18 movies and now published 4 bestselling children s books.
The girls from Madonna's The English Roses series return in a series of four chapter books, illus. by Jeffrey Fulvimari. In Friends for Life!, diary-like entries introduce each of the various characters. When soccer-crazy Grace's parents start acting strange, her friends try to determine the cause in Good-Bye, Grace? In The New Girl, the English Roses are faced with a newcomer-Nicole's sometimes-snooty friend from New York. A Rose by Any Other Name finds Grace unexpectedly in the limelight when she is cast in the sixth grade play over Charlotte. (Puffin/Callaway, $9.99 each 128p ages 12-up ISBN 9780-14-241114-8; 9780-14-240883-4; 9780-14-240884-1; 9780-14-240885-8; Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.