The Madonna Children’s Limited Edition Boxed Set
Includes The English Roses; Mr. Peabody's Apples; Yakov and the Seven Thieves; The Adventures of Abdi; and Lotsa de Casha
The English Roses: Have you ever heard of the English Roses? Here is what they are not; A box of chocolates. A football team. Flowers growing in the garden. What they are is this: the fastest selling picture book EVER! When it was first released in 2003 in 42 languages and over 110 countries, The English Roses made publishing history. With over a million copies sold, Madonna’s tale of envy, rivalry, and friendship among five young girls has become a contemporary classic. Brilliantly illustrated by renowned fashion graphic artist Jeffrey Fulvimari, its high production values, chic style and poignant storyline resonated with girls of all ages throughout the world.
Mr. Peabody’s Apples: Mr. Peabody’s Apples takes place in 1949 in Happville, USA. Mr. Peabody is the beloved elementary school teacher and baseball coach, who one day finds himself ostracized when rumors spread through the small town. Mr. Peabody silences the gossip with an unforgettable and poignant lesson about how we must choose our words carefully to avoid hurting others. Madonna dedicated Mr. Peabody's Apples to teachers everywhere. Loren Long brilliantly brought the story to life in an American regionalist style reminiscent of Thomas Hart Benton.
Yakov and the Seven Thieves: Yakov, the kindly cobbler, and his wife, Olga, are heartbroken because their son, Mikhail, is very ill. They seek advice from a wise old man, who enlists the help of seven thieves and proves that miracles can occur if we do good deeds. Illustrated by the great Russian artist, Gennady Spirin.
The Adventures of Abdi: Long, long ago, in a land far, far away, a little boy named Abdi is given a very big task -- to deliver the most precious necklace in the world to the queen.
Abdi embarks on a fantastic journey into a magical world of ruthless rogues, savage snakes, and deadly dungeons, where he remembers the wise words of his mentor: "Everything we have been given in life is always for the best." Illustrated in a style evocative of medieval illumination by the Russian husband and wife duo, Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin.
Lotsa de Casha: Money can't buy love and being the wealthiest person in the world doesn't guarantee happiness. Lotsa de Casha is the richest -- and most miserable -- man in the world. No matter how colossal his castles, how fast his horses, nor how big his sandwiches, he remains a gloomy old sourpuss -- until he embarks on a fantastic adventure that leads him to the discovery of life's greatest treasure… the secret to happiness. Illustrated by Rococo artist Rui Paes.
Boxed Set, 10.6 x 8.4 x 2.2 inches