From the Author
'While I've envisioned myself doing many things in this life, writing children's books was never one of them...Raising kids makes most people, including myself, grow up at least a little. It also makes us more responsible and more thoughtful about our own actions and their consequences for those around us...I hope these chiLdren's books inspire kids of all ages - even grown-up ones. This book was inspired by a nearly 300-year-old story that was told to me by my Kabbalah teacher. It is about the power of words. And how we must choose them carefully to avoid causing harm to others.
The Baal Shem Tov - MASTER OF THE GOOD NAME - who was the author of the original story, was also a great teacher. He dedicated his life to heping others, and stressed the value and importance of love for all people. I hope that I have done his story justice. This book is dedicated to teachers everywhere'- Madonna
About the Author
Madonna is an international celebrity - pop star, film star and mother. She has recorded 16 albums and appeared in 18 films and is now making a very exciting move into children's books. She is married to the film producer, Guy Ritchie, and has two children. She spends her time between London and Los Angeles.
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'In the town of Happville (which wasn't a very big town), Mr Peabody was congratulating his Little League team on a great game. They had not won, but no one really cared because they'd had such a good time playing. Mr Peabody was a history teacher at the local schoool and during the summer, he dedicated every Saturday to organising baseball gamees with other schools.
Billy Little (who wasnt a very big boy) was one of Mr Peabody's students. He loved baseball more than anything, and he thought Mr Peabody was the greatest. AFter each game, Billy would always help to pick up all the bats and balls. And when they were finished, Mr Peabody would smile and say, "Thanks, Billy, good job. I'll see you next Saturday."'