Photo: Ricky Martin
Multifaceted Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin announced Monday that he will soon release his first book for children, the plot of which he crafted from his experiences as the father of twins Matteo and Valentino.
“I hope that the pages of this book can be useful for those who believe that the dreams we weave in our imagination can become reality,” said the 41-year-old artist.
As he said on his blog and in the social networks, the book will be entitled “Santiago, el soñador entre las estrellas” (“Santiago, The Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars”) and will hit the market on Nov. 14 simultaneously in Spanish and English.
The 32-page book is illustrated by Spanish artist Patricia Castelao and edited by Celebra, a division of Penguin Group, and it tells the story of Santiago, a boy who pursues his dreams, and a father who believes in the unlimited potential of his son.
“My greatest wish is that Santiago 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,” Martin said.
The sources of inspiration for the artist in this latest creative work were his two five-year-old sons, who were conceived by artificial insemination and later implanted in a surrogate mother to be brought to term and delivered.