"Most people think that I've made a career out of doing the unexpected, and to a certain extent, they're right. While I've envisioned myself doing many things in this life, writing children's books was never one of them. So how did it happen?
The idea first came about through my Kabbalah teacher, who suggested that I share the spiritual wisdom I've learned studying the Kabbalah by writing children's stories.
And then there's my own children. Raising kids makes most people, including myself, grow up at least a little. It also makes us more responsible and more thoughtful about our own actions and their consequences for those around us.
Reading to my kids at night seemed like the ideal time to teach them a thing or two about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
The world's seal of approval could never mean as much to me as my daughter's. If she fidgeted, fell asleep or reached for another book while I read my "works in progress" to her, I knew I was not finished with my work.
The English Roses is the first of five stories I have written. It deals with envy and jealousy - and how these emotions cause so much unnecessary suffering in our lives. I only wish I had read about some of these subjects when I was a little kid.
I hope these children's books inspire kids of all ages - even grown-up ones." -Madonna
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Ready, Set, Vote! #10
The Runway Rose #9
A Perfect Pair #8
Hooray for the Holidays #7
Being Binah #6
Big-Sister Blues #5
A Rose By Any Other Name #4
The New Girl #3
Goodbye, Grace? #2
Friends for Life! #1
The English Roses, Too Good t o be True
Lotsa De Casha
The Adventures of Abdi
Yakov and the Seven Thieves
Mr. Peabody's Apples
The English Roses