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John Chapman: The Man Who Was Johnny Appleseed (Rookie Biography)

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Young children can now enjoy a biography series written just for them. "Rookie Biographies" introduce the beginning reader to interesting people who helped shape history. With short, easy-to-understand text, historical photos, and eye-catching illustrations, these introductory biographies will motivate children into wanting to learn more about noted individuals. Each book ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 15th 2000 by Children's Press(CT) (first published October 1991)
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May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
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This historical fiction book tells the story of Johnny Appleseed. I enjoyed the illustrations they used in this book. I thought they were engaging and a good addition to help the reader follow the historical context. It made the story more interesting rather than just facts about history.
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I would use this book to describe a historical fiction genre. This book contains actual historical claims about John Chapman however the dialogue is fictional because nobody
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Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent choice for a read aloud introduction to biographies for elementary students. Apples are a common choice for September topics and reads. Johnny Appleseed comes up often and there are many tall tales about his life. This book gives facts and dates about his life and is presented in a simple form biography. The concepts of "Table of Contents", indexes, and chronological order are presented in an easy to follow method. I would recommend this to all elementary grades as both an i ...more
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Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This is a biography of John Chapman who is well know as Johnny Appleseed. I found this book to be very informative and I loved the pictures. This book can be used as to teach students about Johnny Appleseed's contribution to he apple industry today.
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Has degrees in English Literature and musicology. She has worked in international exchange programs, as an editor, and as a teacher of writing. Lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.
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