Today is our Queen-for-ever Madonna’s birthday! Happy BIRTHDAY girl! Her extraordinary and inspiring music business has become a “needless-to-say” and here I would like to unfold another perspective on this diva.
What inspired Madonna to create picture books is Kabbalah fable stories. Enjoying the deeper meaning hidden in the simple stories, Madonna dedicated herself to creating the books in order to convey the importance of following your heart.
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Her first publication The English Roses (2003) sold 40 million copies and topped the Children Picture Books list at New York Times
Notably, all the royalties from the books are donated to the Spirituality for Kids Foundation. What a kind diva.
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Madonna’s The English Roses is a story of rivalry and friendship among schoolgirls in contemporary London. Four girls–Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, and Grace–are eleven years old and the very best of friends. They have sleepovers, picnics and ice-skating parties that exclude Binah, a beautiful girl whose seemingly perfect life makes them “green with envy.” However, when a feisty, pumpernickel-loving fairy godmother takes them on a magical journey, they learn to their great surprise that Binah’s life is not nearly as enviable as it had seemed.
This tale is cleverly told, with many teaspoonfuls of good humor. Children and adults alike engage with this story that celebrates friendship as much as it teaches compassion. Jeffrey Fulvimari’s illustrations are no less than stunning–they fill every page with vivacious black ink lines and gorgeous watercolor reminiscent of 1960s fashion sketches.
Madonna’s creativity is more than that, check her books out here!
Sincerely hope that our dazzling diva can keep her writing career! Happy Birthday to Madonna! <3
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