Madonna Ritchie was born in Bay City, Michigan, in the United States. She has recorded seventeen albums and has appeared in eighteen movies. She lives with her husband, movie director Guy Ritchie, and her three children, Lola, Rocco and David.
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.