Madonna and the Seven Thieves

NEW YORK: Madonna’s third book for children, ‘Yakov and the Seven Thieves’, will be published June 21 by New York-based Callaway Arts & Entertainment. The singer-actress describes the book, written for readers age six and up, as “a story about how all of us have the ability to unlock the gates of heaven — no matter how unworthy we think we are. When we go against our selfish natures, we make miracles happen, in our lives and in the lives of others.” ‘Yakov and the Seven Thieves’ is among five children’s books Madonna is writing, each set in a different time and place. Her fourth book, ‘The Adventures of Abdi’, will be published November 8. Nicholas Callaway, publisher and chief execu tive officer said. — AP