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Spiritual Insight from the Blockbuster Disney Movie 'High School Musical'

Contact: Brett Benson, 952-829-2529

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Popular author and teen expert Steve Russo watched the "High School Musical" phenomenon unfold in his own home as his two daughters fell in love with the movie, the music, and the characters. Seeing an opportunity to reach a unique crowd, Russo, along with his eleven-year-old daughter, Gabi, decided to write a book about the important topics and questions High School Musical raises--questions about identity, peer pressure, success, priorities, and more.

Sprinkled with humor and peppered with insight, "Wildcats in the House" addresses the problems Troy and Gabriella face in the movie, uncovers the biblical principles woven into the movie, and shows how all this relates to its fans' lives.

And it's just in time for the August 17 debut of "High School Musical 2" on the Disney Channel.

Facts About "High School Musical"
-More than 26.3 million viewers watched it within first month
-As a DVD, it is the fastest selling TV movie of all time
-The soundtrack spent weeks at the top of the charts
-More than 2000 schools have already produced or will produce the stage show

This book is a commentary on, but is not affiliated with or licensed by, the High School Musical™ movie and trademark owned by Disney Enterprises.

"'Wildcats in the House' is awesome! There are a lot of cool things in the book that really let you see 'High School Musical' in a new light.  Steve and Gabi are hilarious in some parts and at other times serious. But the message is the same: Don't be afraid to be who God created you to be. I couldn't agree more!" -- Candace Cameron Bure, speaker, columnist, and actress, costar of TV's Full House

Read the Questions and Answers with the authors: click here

Steve Russo is the author of more than a dozen books (such as "What's the Deal with Wicca?" and the upcoming "Fear No Evil?") and numerous magazine articles. He is also the featured speaker on the music video TV show 24/SEVEN and host of the daily radio feature Real Answers. Steve makes his home in Ontario, California.

Gabi Russo is Steve's eleven-year-old daughter. Her favorite subjects in school are math and history, and she's active with sports (swimming and soccer) and music (clarinet). She enjoys traveling, reading, hanging out with friends, bugging her brother and sister, and especially wearing out her "High School Musical" CD and DVD.

"Wildcats in the House: Spiritual Stuff You Can Get From High School Musical"

ISBN-10: 0-7642-0456-4

Trade Paper; $10.99; 144 pp.
Release Date: August 2007

Download the cover at: www.bethanyhouse.com/wildcatsinthehouse