Bernadette Peters and Liz Murphy, the terrific team behind the "New York Times" bestselling "Broadway Barks", are back with a story about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog with a big smile that no one likes. Bernadette Peters' lovable Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires, and most importantly, that it's okay just to be herself. The enclosed CD includes an original song by Bernadette Peters. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Reach for the Stars will go to Ms. Peters' charity, Broadway Barks.
Bernadette Peters has led a dazzling stage career on Broadway and in theaters and concert halls around the world, playing such memorable roles as the witch in Into the Woods and Mama Rose in Gypsy. She is the cofounder, with Mary Tyler Moore, of Broadway Barks, a charity that finds homes for shelter animals with the help of Broadway stars. Her passion for animals is the inspiration behind this book. Liz Murphy was born in England and lives with her family in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Kingston Art College, where she majored in graphic design. This is her fifth picture book.