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Mr. Peabody’s Apples

by Madonna | illustrated by Loren Long

Callaway  2003

New York Times Bestseller

Mr. Peabody’s Apples takes place in 1949 in Happville, USA. One Saturday, Mr. Peabody, the beloved elementary school teacher and baseball coach, finds himself all alone on the baseball field. He wonders where everybody is until he sees the bat boy, Billy Little, walking toward him with a sad look on his face. Billy tells him that another student, Tommy Tittlebottom, spread a rumor that Mr. Peabody was a thief after Tommy saw Mr. Peabody taking apples twice from the local market.

Mr. Peabody then shows Tommy that what matters is the truth — not how things appear — and teaches him an unforgettable lesson about how we must choose our words carefully to avoid causing harm to others.

Madonna dedicates Mr. Peabody's Apples to teachers everywhere.  She personally chose the artists to illustrate her series of five children’s books. Loren’s painting style perfectly fits the mood of Madonna’s story.

Hardcover: 32 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 10.38 x 8.32
Published by Callaway Editions (November 10, 2003)
ISBN: 0670058831

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