Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

by Steven Kellogg

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Overview

The larger-than-life story of a true American hero — John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Kellogg "is ideal as interpreter of this fascinating man....[His] color has never been so rich and luxuriant....An affectionate portrayal, enthusiastically accomplished." — Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688064174
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/1988
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 216,947
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

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Johnny Appleseed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun retelling of the Johnny Appleseed story. The pictures and story are both very engaging. I think that young readers might be bit confused because while this story does tell a mostly true tale of a man, it is also legend. This is not explained well in the story.
MrJPenguin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book tells the story of the famous American historical figure John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. This spans Chapman's entire life and his journeys across the country, spreading his seeds and growing his orchards. Though Chapman was a real person, his story has been told and retold a countless number of times.Personal Reaction: This book was a warm reminder of my childhood and I praise Steven Kellogg for retelling it as he has with many other famous traditional stories in the past. As to be expected of his books, the illustrations are to be admired and the way his words make the story simply flow are to be respected.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have the children plant their own apple seeds outside and periodically see how much they grow.2. Have a day where children bring in dishes of any culture that involve apples and have everyone share and try each dish.
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about Johnny Appleseed, who went around the west countryside making clearings for apple orchards. He knew new settlers were coming to America and that they would need these orchards and also the path that he left helped them as well. He was helped along by friendly indians and continued on planting until he died. People claim to still see him to this day.
Jennifer_Brown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations but lengthy text... would be good to listen to on tape!
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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting and colorful account of the life and adventures of John Chapman (1774-1845), better known as Johnny Appleseed, who was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Pennsylvania, and went to the West (which at that time was the area now covered by Ohio and Indiana) after the American Revolution to plant apple trees, along with some of the legends that have grown up around his work. It is not as detailed as others I have seen but was written in very simple style for younger children to read. No mention is made of the part that faith in God and respect for the Bible played in Chapman's life, but there are references to his respect for nature and love of peace. There is nothing objectionable.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Like many people wish to do now, Johnny Appleseed goes to live in the wilderness and helps those who follow. An American dream.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was fabulouse!! I really love tall tales, they are so much fun to listen to and to write
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its good to remember when your eating apples. Its funny and cool. I recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yea i do. This book is great. The pictures are great and i hate any other version of this story.It really portrays the story of Johnny appleseed correctly.