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 picture book depicts the life of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, a pioneer famous for planting apple trees during his travels across the northeastern United States. Though this book is identified as a tall tale in the subtitle, it reads more like a biography. The author describes Johnny Appleseed's life and provides some speculation about how his deeds came to be exaggerated and how his story entered American folklore. In the detailed illustrations, rendered primarily in n ...more
Evaluation: I think that this is such a great book to get your kids excited for reading. The different stories of Johnny Appleseed are so exciting and ...more
I gave this a 3 out of 5 because it is a great story and is informational, but not one of my favorites.
Author: Steven Kellogg
Theme(s): Pioneers, Obstacles, Apples
Opening line/sentence: John Chapman who later became known as Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26th, 1774.
Brief Book Summary: Johnny Appleseed is a lover of animals, people and apple trees. He is handed an orchard and learns all about apples. Johnny eventually plants his own orchard and while he is doing this, he is always helping others and giving people shelter and assistance. ...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
Johnny Appleseed, he is a great person. He loves helping others and giving people shelter and assistance. He is a wonderful man who planted apple trees all over Ohio. When he was young his mother and brother died. So, he lived with his father and stepmother. He always loves the nature, so he left his home and lived in the forest and he planted apple trees. Then, the story tells the life of Johnny and how he loves to help everyone and anyone. In the end, when Johnny reaches the age of 70 he canno ...more
This biography is a good depiction of ...more