Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, Grace, and Binah are best friends. They do everything together -- dancing, homework, ice-skating, picnics, sleepover parties.... But the arrival of a new student, Dominic de la Guardia, changes everything. His dashing looks and charming manners have them vying for his attention. As the annual fall dance approaches, it is up to a quirky teacher, Miss Fluffernutter, and a pumpernickel-loving fairy godmother to save the English Roses's friendship. About the Author: Madonna Ritchie was born in Bay City, Michigan. She has recorded 17 albums and appeared in 18 movies, including Evita, for which she won a Golden Globe award.
She lives with her husband, movie director Guy Ritchie, and her two children, Lola and Rocco, in London and Los Angeles. Her first five books for children--The English Roses, Mr. Peabody's Apples, Lotsa de Casha, Yakov and the Seven Thieves, and The Adventures of Abdi--were released in more than 100 countries around the world in 2003, 2004, and 2005.