Lotsa de Casha already available in the UK
“Lotsa de Casha“, Madonna’s fifth children’s book, will be released in the US next week but has been made available already in the UK where it has been released by Puffin Books on June 2nd.
“Lotsa” follows international bestsellers “The English Roses”, “Mr. Peabody’s Apples”, “Jakov and The Seven Thieves”, and “The Adventures of Abdi”.
Francesca Dow – Managing Director of Puffin Books in the UK – said about the book: “Lotsa de Casha is the fifth and final installment in an internationally best-selling series of children’s books by Madonna. With a humorous text, luxurious production and stunning illustrations from Rui Paes, it is a wonderful updating of the age-old truth that money can’t buy happiness.”
Nicholas Callaway – Founder and CEO of Callaway Arts & Entertainment, the US publisher of the Madonna books – noted that “In less than two years, Madonna has become one of the most successful children’s authors in the world. Her unique voice and beautifully illustrated volumes have sold more than two million copies in 40 languages in more than 110 countries.”
Portuguese muralist Rui Paes, who is best known for his frescoes at the historical Munkebakken house in Oslo, Norway, illustrated the beautiful 48-page jacketed hardback, written for readers aged six and up. talking about his experience of working with the author, Paes said that “Madonna has a visual awareness that allows her to see beyond the surface, and that is very rewarding for an artist.”
Madonna made publishing history with the global release of her first children’s book, “The
English Roses“, published simultaneously in 30 languages in more than 100 countries in 2003. It was the fastest selling children’s picture book ever in the UK, with 165,000 books sold before Christmas. It also debuted at no. 1 on the New York Times Book Review children’s best-seller list and remained on the list for 18 weeks. “The English Roses” is now available in 40 languages worldwide.
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