Johnny Appleseed (A Tall Tale)
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.
Summary: This story tells about an American hero named John Chapman, or (his more well-known name) Johnny Appleseed. It tells about Johnny’s place in American history and why he is appreciated today. I really love this book because the illustrations are fantastic, it includes many character building traits for students, and can incorporate other disciplines. The story begins with him as a little boy and tells abo ...more
Many big even events happen throughout this story. It starts out by telling readers that Johnny's father was i ...more
This book is full of life as the legend gets told to be told of one man who's life mission seems to be spreading the joy of his life, through tall tales, wilderness trips and even Bible stories. It is said, that even sharing an apple with so ...more
Main Characters: Johnny Appleseed
POV: Third Person
Summary: This version of “Johnny Appleseed,” is retold by Steven Kellogg, a well known American author and illustrator. Kellogg takes the reader through the story of Johnny Appleseed’s life. The story begins with the birth of Johnny Appleseed and his childhood. Johnny Appleseed was born Johnny Chapman to a family in hard times, with his father away at war and his mother and baby brother passing away before he was two. To escape fr ...more
As a child I remember reading this book with my mother. I always thought this was a "tall tale" and that Johnny Appleseed was not a real person. I had no idea this character was based on a real person until I read this book. The book tells the story of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) who was born during the Revolutionary War. As he grew up, it was apparent that he loved nature. After the revolution he pioneered west. As he moved, he cleared land and planted orchards which were left fo ...more
My kids loved the artwork in this book. It's not exactly fancy, but it is incredibly beautiful. The kids thought the colors and the art really worked for the character.
While I can't say how well the facts are researched in the book, this did give us a wonderful discussion point of how myths, fabl ...more
This book lives up to Steven Kellogg's talent in storytelling and illustration.