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Available now on Amazon, The Christmas Princess tells the story of “Little Mariah” who sets out to help spread holiday cheer using the greatest gift she possesses: her voice.
“Little Mariah doesn’t have much and doesn’t want a lot, but there is just one thing she longs for: a peaceful and joyous holiday season,” reads the book description. “Feeling outcast and alone, Little Mariah sets off on a wintry, wondrous journey, ultimately discovering the healing power of her voice to spread the spirit of Christmas at home and all around the world.”
The illustrated book was written by Carey and Michaela Angela Davis (who also co-wrote the singer’s 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey), with illustrations by Fuuji Takashi. No stranger to number one hits, Carey’s new book has already shot to number one on the Amazon children’s book charts.
In her memoir, Carey revealed that while her family didn’t have much growing up, her mother always tried to make Christmas as memorable as possible for her and her siblings, even writing in the book that she once received a wrapped-up orange just so she had a gift to open.
The new children’s book of course is less bleak, offering a more optimistic and hopeful feeling for the season. In a line from the book, Carey writes, “There was one time unlike any other, when everyone pitched in and helped one another… Christmas time!”
Carey, whose “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a festive favorite every holiday season, says she wanted to write a book that would be just as timeless as the song, calling The Christmas Princess a “new holiday fairytale.”
“I can’t wait to bring you into the Adventures of Little Mariah,” the singer added, in a tweet.
Though the title has been challenged by others, Carey is the undisputed people’s Queen of Christmas, and the singer is celebrating this year with two holiday concerts in New York (at Madison Square Garden) and two dates in Toronto. See dates and tickets here.
And while The Christmas Princess is her latest holiday offering, Carey has released a Christmas book before: in 2015, the singer put out an illustrated children’s book titled All I Want for Christmas Is You, which features the lyrics of her iconic song set against hand-drawn illustrations of Carey and her pups.