Who Was Johnny Appleseed?

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101639911

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2543

The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward. Traveling alone— in bare feet and sporting a pot on his head!—Johnny left his own special mark planting orchards that helped nourish new communities. His journeys and adventures are illustrated in a hundred black-and-white illustrations.

John Chapman

The Man Who Was Johnny Appleseed

Author: Carol Greene

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516042237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 47

View: 2909

Relates how John Chapman's distribution of apple seeds and trees across America made him a legend.

Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

A Cultural History

Author: William Kerrigan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407299

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4688

Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard illuminates the meaning of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman's life and the environmental and cultural significance of the plant he propagated. Creating a startling new portrait of the eccentric apple tree planter, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical societies across New England and the Midwest. The character of Johnny Appleseed stands apart from other frontier heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, who employed violence against Native Americans and nature to remake the West. His apple trees, nonetheless, were a central part of the agro-ecological revolution at the heart of that transformation. Yet men like Chapman, who planted trees from seed rather than grafting, ultimately came under assault from agricultural reformers who promoted commercial fruit stock and were determined to extend national markets into the West. Over the course of his life John Chapman was transformed from a colporteur of a new ecological world to a curious relic of a pre-market one. Weaving together the stories of the Old World apple in America and the life and myth of John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard casts new light on both. -- James Gilbert, University of Maryland

The Botany of Desire

A Plant's-eye View of the World

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375760393

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 2177

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.

Johnny Appleseed

Author: Paul Buhle,Noah Van Sciver

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683960440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 1957

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of apple trees from Pennsylvania to Indiana. Along with that, he offered the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, good relationships with Native Americans, and peace among the settlers. He was one of the New World’s earliest followers of the Swedish theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. The story of John Chapman operates as a counter-narrative to the glorification of violence, conquest, and prevailing notions of how the West was Won. It differentiates between the history and the half-myths of Johnny Appleseed’s life and work: His apples, for instance, were prized for many reasons, but none more so than for the making of hard cider. He was also a real estate speculator of sorts, purchasing potentially fertile but unproven acres and then planting saplings before flipping the land. Yet, he had less interest in financial gain―and yes, this is an accurate part of the mythology―than in spreading visions of peace and love. Johnny Appleseed brings this quintessentially American story to life in comics form.

Johnny Appleseed

Author: Steven Kellogg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688064175

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2400

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.

Johnny Appleseed

The Story of a Legend

Author: Will Moses

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142401382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 1102

Recounts the story of John Chapman, the man behind the legend of Johnny Appleseed, who went on a great adventure across the land planting apple seeds everywhere he went.

The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed

Author: Margaret Hodges,Kimberly Bulcken Root

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823415090

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3657

Relates the story of the man who traveled west planting apple seeds to make the country a better place to live.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed

Author: Aliki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671667467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5373


Johnny Appleseed: My Story

Author: David L. Harrison

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307533476

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8256

Johnny Appleseed was an important historical figure, well known for planting apple orchards across the new frontier. But he was also a master storyteller! In his own folksy voice, Johnny Appleseed tells his story to a couple of entranced children in this fictionalized Step 2 title. Readers learn how he started planting apple trees—and about some of the myths and true stories of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

John Chapman

The Legendary Johnny Appleseed

Author: Karen Clemens Warrick

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766014435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4940

Traces the life of the frontiersman who became legendary for planting apple seeds throughout the Ohio Territory and selling apple seedlings to new homesteaders.

Johnny Appleseed Goes A'planting

Author: Patsy Jensen,Patricia A. Jensen

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780816731602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6075

Describes Johnny Appleseed's life on the road and his mission to plant trees

Better known as Johnny Appleseed

Author: Mabel Leigh Hunt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 7019

A story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, based on the author's life-long study of the beloved American pioneer, missionary, and apple lover.

Johnny Appleseed

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101646292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3173

With a bag of seeds and a pot on his head, John Chapman set out West to plant apple trees. He made lots of friends and planted lots of trees. Pretty soon, people started to call him Johnny Appleseed.

Johnny Appleseed

The Legend and the Truth

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060591358

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4147

Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California. But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, or John Chapman, is even greater than the legend. In deft and lyrical prose, Jane Yolen tells the whole story of an individual who forever changed the landscape of America. Breathtaking paintings by award-winning artist Jim Burke illuminate the historical detail of this man's life while capturing all the magic and mystery of his legend.

Seed by Seed

The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Anniversary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 9780061455162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4883

Recounts the life of John Chapman, the legendary Johnny Appleseed.

Johnny Appleseed

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781591977650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5271

Recounts the story of the man who traveled west planting apple seeds to make the country a better place to live.

Johnny Appleseed

Author: Jodie Shepherd,Masumi Furukawa

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545223067

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 412

Shows how Johnny Appleseed grew from a young boy who loved the outdoors into the legendary man who spread apple trees all across the United States.

Folks Call me Appleseed John

Author: Andrew Glass

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630833428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2513

There are many tall tales about Johnny Appleseed, but many people don't know that John Chapman was a tale-spinner himself. Here he narrates one of his favorites--all about the time his half brother Nathaniel came to live with him in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania.

Who Was Daniel Boone?

Author: Sydelle Kramer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101099865

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3731

Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.