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Mr Peabodys Applesby Madonna
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A story about the power of words and the importance of teachers.
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.
Mr. Peabody is the beloved elementary school teacher and baseball coach, who one day finds himself ostracized when rumors spread through the small town. Mr. Peabody silences the gossip with an unforgettable and poignant lesson about how we must choose our words carefully to avoid causing harm to others.
About the Author
Madonna Ritchie was born in Bay City, Michigan. She has recorded 16 albums and has appeared in 18 movies, including A League of Their Own. She lives with her husband, movie director Guy Ritchie, and her two children, Lola and Rocco, in Los Angeles and London. Her first children's book, The English Roses was released in more than 100 countries around the world in September 2003.
Loren Long lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Griffith and Graham. He has taught illustration, and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated and Time magazine. An avid baseball fan, he played on a vintage team for many years.
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