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Real Johnny Appleseed
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 ...more
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Albert Whitman & Company
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This is the biography of John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed as we all know him by. Every grade schooler has heard of Johnny Appleseed, but this book goes into detail about his life. It is fairly long and wordy, so would probably be better for an older elementary school child, but chronicles his life and good deeds and would be great for a history lesson.
Laurie Lawlor grew up in a family enamored with the theater. Along with her five brothers and sisters she spent summers in a summer stock repertory company in a small mountain town in Colorado that was run by their mother (costumer, cook, accountant, and resident psychiatrist) and their father (artistic director).More about Laurie Lawlor...