Remember Me

Johnny Appleseed : The Legend and the Truth
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8 
32 p. ; 
Retail $7.99

In Cart: 0
Available: 16
ISBN 9780060591373
Make Way For Books
Fascinating approach to this legend combines poetry, free verse, historical factoids, and representational illustrations. Intriguing!
Publisher Summary
Presents the story of John Chapman, who was born in 1774 and who, after becoming a member of the Swedenborgian Church, became known as Johnny Appleseed as he traveled across the country buying land and planting apple trees.

Planting trees is quite an art.

He plants the apples with his heart.

Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.

Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California. But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, or John Chapman, is even greater than the legend. In deft and lyrical prose, Jane Yolen tells the whole story of an individual who forever changed the landscape of America. Breathtaking paintings by award-winning artist Jim Burke illuminate the historical detail of this man's life while capturing all the magic and mystery of his legend.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel : Story and Pictures Frederick's Journey : The Life of Frederick Douglass Winter Eyes Albert Einstein : Genius Of The Twentieth Century Helen's Big World : The Life of Helen Keller Scarecrow Wilma Rudolph John Adams Speaks for Freedom Give Me Liberty : The Story of the Declaration of Independence Seeker of Knowledge : The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs Bessie Coleman : Daring to Fly 14 Cows for America Daring Escape of Ellen Craft Only Passing Through : The Story of Sojourner Truth Johnny Appleseed : The Legend and the Truth Thomas Jefferson's Feast Wise Acres Lily Cupboard/a Story of the Holocaust Freedom Summer Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie