Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.7
Lexile Measure®: 860L
Guided Reading: N
- Character Education
About This Book
Inspired by a 300-year-old Ukrainian story, Madonna's tale is about the dangers of gossip.
Mr. Peabody is a beloved elementary school teacher and baseball coach in 1949 Happville, USA, 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.
"...wonderful art reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's work, but exaggerated and more richly colored. Illustrator Long is the real find here." — Booklist