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Madonna Writing Sequel to English Roses

Madonna Writing Sequel to English Roses
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06/20/2005 08:50AM

It's back to the keyboard for Madonna, who is planning to pen a sequel to the first of her best-selling children's books, The English Roses, say published reports.

Publication is set for 2006, and it puts the lid on rumors that the star's latest kids' book, Lotsa de Casha, released this month, would be her last.

The English Roses, which first came out in September 2003 and spent 18 weeks on The New York Times' Bestsellers List, has sold more than 500,000 copies internationally. The story follows four 11-year-old friends who are all "a little bit jealous of another girl in the neighborhood."

Madonna, 46, is quoted on the contactmusic.com Web site as saying that she is returning to Roses at the suggestion of her 9-year-old daughter Lourdes, who loved the tale so much. (The young girl who is envied in the story is also said to be Lourdes.)

Madonna reportedly turns over all profits from her books to the Spirituality for Kids Foundation, an educational arm of the Los Angeles Kabbalah Center.
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