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Overview

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.

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Mega-pop star turned children's book author Madonna follows up her first world-renowned picture book with a second lesson-teaching tale, this time about "the power of words." Basing her warmly illustrated adaptation on a 300-year-old Ukrainian story, Madonna sets the stage in 1940s Happville, a small American town where Mr. Peabody coaches the Little League team and his players care more about playing ball than winning. After baseball practices, Mr. Peabody usually grabs an apple from Mr. Funkadeli's market, but when a curious Tommy Tittlebottom begins thinking that his baseball coach doesn't pay for them, the gossip mill around Happville cranks up. Soon, the town's rumor-target catches wind of all the goings-on and confronts Tommy, instructing the boy to shear open a pillow, release the feathers inside, and pick them all up. When the confused boy confesses that "'I don't think it's possible to pick up all the feathers,'" Mr. Peabody explains the lesson that Tommy should learn.

Leaving behind the modern tone of her blockbuster The English Roses, Madonna delivers her universal moral message in clear, honest text that spins its look and feel to Americana. Loren Long's brilliant artwork especially shines through, elevating the author's words with deep, slow-moving scenes and countryside colors that blissfully transport you back to the mid-20th century. Dedicated to teachers (in an afterword), this trouble-in-a-small-town read takes you by the hand and illuminates. Matt Warner

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Where Madonna's debut, The English Roses, examined judgmental English girls and a knowing mother's advice, this second book concerns an all-American boys' baseball team and its misunderstood coach, Mr. Peabody. (The author credits a story her Kabbalah teacher told her as inspiration for this tale.) After summer games in the small town of Happville, good-natured Mr. Peabody ambles home along a mid-century main street, "waving hello to everyone." He always stops at a sidewalk fruit stand, where he "would pick out the shiniest apple, drop it in his bag, and continue on his way." When baseball player Tommy Tittlebottom, whose name echoes the word "tattletale" (and a few other things), witnesses this ritual, he assumes that Mr. Peabody is stealing the apples. Soon all of Happville thinks the coach is a thief, and only a boy named Billy Little is brave enough to confront him. As it happens, Mr. Peabody pays for his apples in advance, and he teaches Tommy a lesson that recalls The English Roses ("Don't be so quick to judge a person") but the repercussions here are harsher. Long's lushly nostalgic gouaches, with their robin's-egg blue skies, bountiful golden farmlands and working men in straw hats and rolled sleeves, pay homage to the rural paintings of Thomas Hart Benton. The book design alludes to classic work by James Daugherty and Robert McCloskey, and features decorative drop caps, inset sepia illustrations and captioned, full-page color images of the earnest characters and retro setting. Readers may be less than charmed by Mr. Peabody's self-righteous streak but Long's art is worth watching. Ages 9-12. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670058839
  • Publisher: Callaway Editions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2003
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Great Lesson on Spreading Rumors

    Mr. Peabody's Apples written by Madonna, illustrations by Loren Long This is a great book to use when teaching a lesson on how rumors could hurt someone. The story takes place in a small town called Happyville. Mr. Peabody is a history teacher that also coaches a boy's baseball team. One of the boys sees Mr. Peabody taking apples from a fruit stand and thinks he is stealing them. This of course is not true. I especially liked the ending of the story when Mr. Peabody tells the boy who started the rumor to bring a pillow to the field. The pillow was cut and all the feathers that were inside of the pillow blew everywhere. Mr. Peabody told him to pick up all the feathers. This was a great example of showing how rumors spread and how hard it is to undo the damage that has been done. Gary Dominicus

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2007

    Teaches children well

    This book teaches children not to spread rumors, not to lie and not to believe shady stories told about someone else. A good book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    Elementary Teacher

    Anyone who doesn't like this book, clearly doesn't know children well. As a teacher, I am constantly trying to get students to understand the impacts their words can have. This book is a personal favorite. The way the story comes together in the end is a beautiful masterpiece. It really gets the message across to readers that no matter how hard you try, it is impossible to take words back and completely retore relationships once they have been damaged.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2010

    Highly Reccomend

    It Is Good For Teaching The Moral Of Books Its A Must Get

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    Good for 5th Graders

    I read this book to my students when I noticed rumors were floating around the classroom. It opened up a great discussion on how words can hurt more than we realize. I kept this book behind my desk and students were asking daily if they could read it during silent-reading time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2008

    Outstanding

    Anyone who has read this book and says something bad about it obviously did not get the moral of the story. Madonna is an entertainer when singing and an outstanding writer/author. Don't you people go to work and do 'your job' and go home and do things you like. Kudos to Madonna for doing an outstanding job. I will be buying more of her books. These are the kinds of books we need to read not only to our children, but should be in every office across the country.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2006

    THIS STORY AINT THAT GREAT

    This story was written by a singer that is a disgrace. She does not want her children to see her movies~wut does that tell us? Its tells us that she has done some stuff that will badly influence her kids, so how can ppl look up to her as an idol?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    Excellent Book!!!

    I borrow this book from my English teacher. When I read it, I was so surprise. This book was such the greatest book I had seen. It had beautiful drawing and just like the real. It also taught me an important lesson. I like it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2006

    Amazing lesson

    I love the illustrations and theme of this story. The moral of the story is valuable and timeless: Gossip is not able to be repaired entirely no matter the effort. My children 'got it' with Madonna's wonderful writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2005

    Great Book

    Illustrations are Awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2005

    Power of language!!!

    What a super story! I am a public speaking and communication instructor and I am always looking for ways to help students understand the power of words. This story nails it...and the artwork is fantastic. I not only own this, but will now proudly buy this for others. Spread the word!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2004

    Is the author that lady who kissed Britney Spears.Oops, I did it again.

    I loved the book. It was wonderful. The Story's like Johnny Appleseed. Except it is kind of diffrent.Moms and Nannies r rating and i'm just a ten year old,fifth grade girl. and Isn't the author that lady who kissed Singing Princess of Pop Britney Spears? Oops,I did it again with my big mouth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2004

    The moral of the story is:

    What an easy way for a child to realize the way words can damage/hurt another person. I enjoyed this book as much as my class did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2004

    EXCELLENT BOOK!

    Mr Peabody's Apples is a book that both children and adults can benefit from. It's full of good morals and valuable lessons. My grandchildren and I spend good quality time reading Madonna's childrens books and we can't wait for Yakov and the Seven Thieves to arrive in June! Thanks Madonna!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    A mom of four

    Loved this book. It has great morals. Everybody who has opened their mouth when they shouldn't have should read this. It surely teaches that everything is not always what it seems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2004

    EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT !!!

    My daughter is 5 yrs old and just loves The English Roses, she ask's me to read it to her everynight and is hoping they make a movie of this story. I happen ENJOY myself because it teaches children about morals and to respect each other. We are hoping there will be a part II of the English Roses. Great JOb !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    'Apples' is not so sweet

    I can see why Madonna wrote this story, after being critized and judged throughout her career, however, this story does not appeal to children.(at least it didn't appeal to mine!)The book is not fun. The story and illustrations are bland. I'm so glad I didn't spend money on it, but chose to borrow it from the library instead! (still felt it was a waste though).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

    Love her stuff.... and kids do too... She writes it for them... real.. fun... and gets the message across... look forward to more books from her..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2003

    There's still 3 more books to come; better luck next time

    Having worked in a children's bookstore, I, along with my co-workers have seen many celebrity books pass by. Most of the celebs don't understand that talent in one area does not translate to all areas. The story in Mr. Peabody's Apples doesn't really hold together with the illustrations (which are quite beautiful). When Mr. Peabody takes an apple, the illustration clearly shows the clerk sees him. Yet later on, the reader is supposed to omit that fact and believe what the boy thinks he saw. The dialog, while better than her first children's book, is still awkward. A nice moral but there are better books for children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    The Real Diva - Madonna

    She's been around for more than 20 years and still going strong. She entertain us with her music, movies & sold out tours. She's a great entertainer. She's a singer, actress, writer, producer, model, smart business woman and a mother, and now she's a writer for children. This books are great gifts for the Children, just on time for Christmas. Way to go Madonna.

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