Mariah Carey is about to release her first children’s book, “The Christmas Princess”.
The 52-year-old superstar – who is often dubbed the Christmas Queen thanks to the enduring love for her Yuletide mega-hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – has announced that she is releasing “a fairy tale for children. holiday lover of all. ages ”later this year.
Beside the cover, which features a mini Mariah, the ‘Hero’ hitmaker wrote on Instagram: “The Christmas Princess is a fairy tale for holiday lovers of all ages! Little Mariah represents my inner child believing in her. own vision, she represents all children, especially those who feel like strangers or “others”, striving to believe in themselves. This allowed me to turn the troubles of my childhood into a tale of Modern classic fairies full of boundless wonder and hope. “
The story was co-written by Michaela Angela Davis, who the ‘Glitter’ star teamed up with for her revealing 2020 memoir ‘The Meaning Of Mariah Carey’.
It features illustrations by Fuuji Takashi and will be published via Henry Holt Books for Young Readers in the fall.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Mariah is adapting her memoir into a TV series alongside director Lee Daniels.
The “We Belong Together” singer plans to tell her life story on television via an eight-part series, and she has collaborated with the writer behind “Monster’s Ball”, “Precious” and “Empire.”
When asked if she would ever consider doing a musical during an interview in November, Mariah replied, “We made the book, and we’re in the process of preparing it. I’m working with my friend Lee. Daniels. And we’re talking about adapting my book. I’d rather do that, that’s why we wrote the book first. Broadway is good, I just wanna do something.
However, she said a musical was less likely, noting that the project was “likely” to be a TV show.
She added, “Lee is probably going to hear this and kill me, but it’s probably going to be an eight-part series.
The ‘Without You’ singer – who is the mother of 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe with her ex-husband Nick Cannon – stressed the importance of the show being “gritty, grimy, beautiful, specular and real”.
She said, “I need it to be gritty, filthy and beautiful, spectacular and real!”
In the book, Mariah was incredibly candid about her life, including detailing the abuse she witnessed as a child.
Her memoir read: “By the time I was a toddler, I had developed the instinct to sense when violence was coming. As if I could smell the rain, I could tell when the screams of the adults had reached a certain height and speed which meant I had to take cover.