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GLOBAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR RICKY MARTIN TO RELEASE HIS FIRST BOOK FOR CHILDREN ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

Santiago the Dreamer in ?Land Among the Stars?

Santiago the Dreamer in ?Land Among the Stars??
to be published simultaneously in English and Spanish

New York, NY, September16, 2013?? Celebra, a division of Penguin Group (USA), announced today the upcoming release of international superstar Ricky Martin?s first book for young readers.? A picture book written by Martin and illustrated by Patricia Castelao,?Santiago the Dreamer in ?Land Among the Stars??will be simultaneously published in English and Spanish hardcover editions on Thursday, November 14th.

Based on Martin?s own childhood love of performing,?Santiago the Dreamer in ?Land Among the Stars?is an uplifting story about following your dreams and finding encouragement in a parent?s unconditional love and support.? Young Santiago?s biggest dream is to perform on stage, but when he loses the lead role in his school play, he begins to doubt himself.? Inspired by his father?s wisdom, Santiago rebuilds his confidence and learns that passion and dedication can lead to amazing achievements beyond his wildest imagination.

Martin said:? ?I hope this book inspires young readers to believe that dreams woven from their imaginations can become reality. My greatest wish is that Santiago The Dreamer will occupy a special place in the hearts of children and their parents, with everyone enjoying this uplifting story that shows the fulfillment of dreams begins with self-confidence.?

A devoted father, longtime children?s advocate, and chart-topping GRAMMY winner, Ricky Martin has been hailed as??an international pop icon and Latin Music?s Global Ambassador??by?Billboard.?Already a superstar throughout the Spanish-speaking world, Martin skyrocketed to worldwide recognition with a spectacular performance of?his world cup anthem?La Copa de la Vida (?The Cup of Life?)at the 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards.?The New York Times?said the famed GRAMMY moment??put a match to the tinder of the pop-music world??and instantly established Martin as?the symbol of Latin culture?s new?mainstream status in the United States.??Over the course of his two-decade+ solo career, Ricky has sold more than 60 million albums, and performed to sold-out stadium and arena audiences throughout the world. Martin is also a?New York Timesbestselling author from the publication of his heartfelt memoir?Me?(Celebra, November 2011), and a critically acclaimed top-line Broadway star thanks to his recent run in the first Broadway revival of ?Evita.? ?Following a recent turn as a coach on?The VOICE Australia,?Martin has just released his 29th?Top-20 single??Come With Me??and is currently working on additional new music for his eagerly awaited next album.? Ricky also continues to dedicate himself to the efforts of?The Ricky Martin Foundation?which advocates for the well-being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health. Learn more at:?http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org

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Celebra, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), publishes bestselling and award-winning nonfiction titles for both mainstream and Hispanic readers. Celebra is home to high-profile and celebrity authors, including: Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Rita Moreno, Ricky Martin, Mario Lopez, Victor Cruz, George Lopez, Soledad O?Brien, Juanes, and Thalia.

Penguin Group(USA) LLC is one of the leading U.S. adult and children?s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam?s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House company.

Connect with Ricky Martin:

http://www.rickymartinmusic.com
http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org
http://www.twitter.com/ricky_martin
https://www.facebook.com/RickyMartinOfficialPage
http://www.pridecube.com/profile/RickyMa?
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Ricky+Martin
http://www.youtube.com/rickymartin
http://www.myspace.com/rickymartin
http://www.weibo.com/officialrickymartin
http://www.postcardsfromthestars.com

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