The other Madonna Stories
Madonna Tribe takes an exclusive further look at the stories of Madonna’s other children’s books
Mr Peabody’s Apples, tells the story of a school teacher unfairly accused by a boy, of stealing apples from a fruit shop. His honour is smashed into pieces and only in the end we discover that he had a special agreement with the fruit seller. He was going to pay for the apples at the end of each week. The boy that spread the rumour, has to be punished now. He has to spread all the feathers of a pillow on a baseball field, just like easily he spread the rumour, and then has to pick them one by one and put them back into the pillow. That is the only way for the boy to understand how hard is to put back the pieces of people’s honour and the nice moral of the story is that we should be sure of the facts, before
pointing the finger at anyone. The exclusive preview of the logo you saw here at Madonna Tribe shows exactly an apple and some feathers by Loren Long, the other illustrator revealed by us.
The other three tales will be published in March, July and September 2004. They follow a more traditional storyline and structure and they are set in a unspecified past.
Yakov and the seven thieves, which is considered by critics the best book in the series, both for the story and illustrations, tells the story of a humble peasant that has a son who’s going to die. After speaking with his wife, he goes to the wiseman of their village to ask him to pray for his son. The wiseman makes the miracle by convincing 7 thieves to pray with him for the boy and by turning them into respectable people.
The adventures of Abdi, is about a rich king that asks the most famous jeweller in the world to make a snake shaped neckless for his queen’s birthday. But, as in every good story, something unexpected happens, and this would lead to the moral end of the tale
The last tale “Lotsa de Casha“, is a classic story, but it is narrated by Madonna with a lot of humor. A very rich and arrogant man consults a wiseman, when he feels that all his treasures aren’t making him happy. Again, an accident in his life will put him face by face with the true meaning of happyness.
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