Who Was Johnny Appleseed?

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Who Was Johnny Appleseed?


A wilderness folk hero who could talk to birds
A real man named John Chapman
A nature lover who planted thousands of apple trees for pioneer families to enjoy

The perfect biography to “bite into” at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward. Traveling alone— in bare feet and sporting a pot on his head!—Johnny left his own special mark planting orchards that helped nourish new communities. His journeys and adventures are illustrated in a hundred black-and-white illustrations.

    • Age Level = 8 and up
    • Book Author = Joan Holub
    • Book Material = Paperback
    • Book Publisher = Penguin Workshop
    • Book Series = Who Was Series
    • Copyright = c2005
    • Grade Level = Elementary
    • Illustrator = Anna DiVito

Item Number: 26-100

Item ID: 29413

Category: Where Is?