2003 "First Edition" stated on copyright page (last page); art by Loren Long; Callaway publishers, New York; hardbound; full of wonderful drawings/illustrations; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with very little wear.
Mr. Peabody's Apples is a picture book written by American entertainer Madonna, released on November 10, 2003, by Callaway Arts & Entertainment. The book contains a moral tale, which was inspired by a 300 year-old story by Rabbi Baal Shem Tov, that Madonna had heard from her Kabbalah teacher. Its main protagonist, Mr. Peabody is subjected to rumors spread by a young boy and teaches him a lesson. Mr. Peabody's Apples is illustrated by Loren Long who took inspiration from American regionalist painters, and modeled the characters after real-life people.
Mr. Peabody's Apples was released in over 150 countries and 36 languages worldwide. It was Madonna's second children book authored by her, following The English Roses. She partnered with Audible stores and Apple Music for promotion, and also appeared on US talk shows.