Real Johnny Appleseed

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The tale of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed has become a story that can't quite be believed yet can't quite be forgotten. He has inspired books, poems, songs, paintings, statues, plays, and festivals for nearly one hundred fifty years. In some accounts, Johnny Appleseed is an imaginary, raggedy, simple-minded wanderer in a tin mush-pot hat. In others, he is larger that life-a swaggering superhero who leapt icy rivers in his bare feet and crossed the American continent flinging seeds over his shoulders. None ...
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Overview

The tale of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed has become a story that can't quite be believed yet can't quite be forgotten. He has inspired books, poems, songs, paintings, statues, plays, and festivals for nearly one hundred fifty years. In some accounts, Johnny Appleseed is an imaginary, raggedy, simple-minded wanderer in a tin mush-pot hat. In others, he is larger that life-a swaggering superhero who leapt icy rivers in his bare feet and crossed the American continent flinging seeds over his shoulders. None of these images are true.
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Children's Literature - Rae Valabek
Woodcuts and wood engravings add much to this account of the life of John Chapman, otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed. This biography shows extensive research, including original writings about Chapman. Land records, census data, and early written pioneer history also lend credence to the information presented in this book. An index and bibliography further reflect careful research. Easier to read than many biographies, this book fulfills a need for factual yet readable biographies for middle elementary students.
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Gr 4-8-Lawlor's clear narrative style and impeccable scholarship combine to make this biography of John Chapman an outstanding choice. In four short chapters, her subject's adventures, the exciting period of frontier expansion during which he lived, and the northern area of the country through which he traveled come alive. Discounting the folktales of Johnny Appleseed's extraordinary feats of strength and survival and his eccentricities, the author cites instead his business acumen, his fondness for children and books, his friendly co-existence with several tribes of Native Americans, and his zeal in spreading the ideas of Emmanuel Swedenborg (e.g., ``every person must be a help to others in need''). Illustrations are 19th-century woodcuts and wood engravings, along with several created especially for this book. This attractive title belongs in every collection.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
April Judge
Best known as an American folklore hero, Johnny Appleseed was a real person named John Chapman. When Chapman turned 21, his restless but courageous spirit enabled him to leave his family and travel hundreds of miles throughout the midwestern frontier, planting apple seeds and cultivating apple tree nurseries. This well-researched biography provides in-depth insight into Chapman's character, details his extensive travels (which lasted more than 50 years), outlines his contributions to American horticulture, and offers possible reasons for his legendary status. Original wood engravings and nineteenth-century woodcuts enhance an informative, readable book that will be useful for assignments, and will also be enjoyed by readers who want to learn more about this real-life hero. Further reading; extensive bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807569092
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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