You may have just dragged your Christmas tree to the curb and stashed your ornaments in the attic, but Mariah Carey is already looking ahead to next Christmas season.
The Queen of Christmas is coming later this year with a new children’s book, People magazine reports† And unsurprisingly, it’s about the vacation she’s become synonymous with.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers will publish The Christmas Princess, co-written with Michaela Angela Davis and illustrated by Fuuji Takashi, just in time for the next holiday season. Holt describes the book as “a unique, heartwarming and modern fairy tale.”
“Little Mariah doesn’t have much and doesn’t want much, but there is only one thing she longs for: a peaceful and joyful vacation,” says Holt. “Little Mariah feels left out and alone and embarks on a wintry, wondrous journey, eventually discovering the healing power of her voice to spread the spirit of Christmas at home and around the world.”
Carey, one of the world’s most recognizable artists, has become a holiday staple thanks to her 1994 single “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” one of the biggest modern Christmas carol hits. She adapted the song into a 2015 children’s book illustrated by Colleen Madden.
“So many of us have drowned in ‘bleakocity’ for the past year and a half, why not create an enchanted land to escape to?” Carey told People†
The Christmas Princess is scheduled for publication on October 25.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.