Mr. Peabody's Apples
Illustrator: Loren Long
MADONNA. Mr. Peabody’s Apples. Art by Loren Long. NY: Calloway, 2003. 4to, pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Loren Long.
First edition. The second children’s book by the multi Grammy-Award winning artist, adapting a 300-year-old Ukranian tale about the harmful effects of gossip, which Madonna learned while studying the Kabbalah. Long’s stunningly lush, evocative paintings bring wonderful life to the 1940’s small-town American setting capturing elements of both Norman Rockwell and Grant Wood, while being distinctly original.