Johnny Appleseed : The Legend and the Truth
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
26 p. ;
Make Way For BooksFascinating approach to this legend combines poetry, free verse, historical factoids, and representational illustrations. Intriguing!
Publisher SummaryAccompanied by beautiful paintings by an award-winning artist, a captivating picture book reveals the man behind the legend who forever changed the landscape of America. 20,000 first printing.
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.