Entitled "Stella Is a Star," the new book, which will be released by Blue Apple Books in the spring, features text by Peters and illustrations by Liz Murphy. The book, according to Amazon.com, is described as such: "Bernadette Peters' lovable Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires and, most important, that it's okay just to be herself."
The book boasts a CD with an original song written and performed by Peters.
Peters' first book "Broadway Barks," which also featured illustrations by Murphy, was released in late April 2008 on the Blue Apple Books label and also included a CD featuring a reading of the story by Peters and a song ("Kramer's Song") penned by the Tony-winning Annie Get Your Gun and Song & Dance star. The charming children's book is the tale of a down-on-his-luck, yet scrappy dog Kramer.
Stella and Kramer are both dogs that were adopted by Peters.
Pre-orders for the new book, priced $12.14, are currently being accepted by visiting Amazon.com. Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed production. She won her two Tonys for her performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and she has also starred on Broadway in Mack & Mabel, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, The Goodbye Girl and the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Peters' newest live recording, "Sondheim, Etc., Etc.—Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It)," is available on the Angel Records label. Masterworks Broadway has also released a "Legends of Broadway" CD celebrating her theatrical career. Peters' screen credits are numerous.
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