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The larger-than-life story of a true American hero, John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.
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.
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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, Snowflakes Fall 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.
A Few Reviews
..”.Kellogg’s color has never been so rich and luxuriant, and his well-composed spreads are individualized with expressive faces and shading and detatiled without being cluttered….An affectionate portrayal, enthusiastically accomplised.””– Booklist..”.The brief text combining legend with fact, coupled with the picture book format, makes this life of Johnny Appleseed the most accessible and entertaining now available to young children…””– School Library Journal
“Johnny Appleseed (his real last name was Chapman) is reintroduced in this succinct rendition of the life of a beloved American folk hero, from his birth in Massachusetts in 1774 to his death in Indiana in 1845. Kellogg chronicles Johnny’s travels throughout the land, his legendary scattering of appleseeds (originally culled from the orchards he frequented as a child) and his storytelling of Bible and adventure stories to the children and adults he meets along the way, which were embroidered as they were passed along by word-of-mouth). Kellogg’s illustrations illuminate a man that all schoolchildren know, in a polished blend of fact and fiction.” – Publishers Weekly (Amazon)