This biography of John Chapman will be well received by beginning readers. Demuth shares the most appealing facts about her subject's life: enjoying nature and, of course, planting the seeds for apple trees across the unsettled West. Montgomery's artwork is above average for this genre. Several double-page spreads are beautiful in their simplicity and effectively reflect the historical period. Here is a Johnny Appleseed story that can be read independently or read aloud in September when units about apples are popular. Kindergarten - Grade 2. --Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Johnny Appleseedby Patricia Brennan Demuth, Michael Montgomery
With a bag of seeds and a pot on his head, John Chapman set out West to plant apple trees. He made lots of friends and planted lots of trees. Pretty soon, people started to call him Johnny Appleseed.
Meet the Author
Patricia Brennan is an educator and children's book author. She has written several titles for children, including many books in the leveled reader program, Penguin Young Readers.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
I love these stories of American pioneers who first built this country, and Johnny Appleseed is one of them. Folklore or not, he will live on forever as one of the first American legends.