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In this Johnny Appleseed book rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, who spread apple seeds and trees across the Midwest.
In this Johnny Appleseed book, rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.
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About the Author:
Kathy Jakobsen is one of America’s premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are included in a number of permanent collections, including those of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian. She is the author and/or artist of several books for young readers, including My New York, This Land is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed.
Reeve Lindbergh is the author of many books, memoirs, and poems for adults and children, including several works featuring her father, world-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. She is also involved with the Lindbergh Foundation, which seeks to improve the quality of life through a balance between technology and nature.
A Few Reviews:
“Great book! The one I received was a little worn, even though it said good condition. Its a cherished story the kids love and will be passed down.” – Amazon Reviewer
“This book is beautiful! The art work alone is worth the purchase!” – Amazon Reviewer
“Beautiful illustrations and lovely prose. The story is well-told by the author and the illustrations draw the reader in. Good for reading to a group also.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh is one of my favorite children’s books. The poem tells the story of Johnny Appleseed in a delightful way, and this is a great introduction to poetry for children who tend to run away from it. The illustrations are excellent and complete the story itself. I have used this book many times in teaching fall unit studies, and the children always enjoy both the story and the colorful illustrations. The book also gives a brief account of John Chapman, who really lived and planted apple trees across America. I recommend this book to anyone who has children or who teaches them.”– Amazon Reviewer