Johnny Appleseed

Steven Kellogg, Author, Steven Kellogg, Illustrator
Steven Kellogg, Author, Steven Kellogg, Illustrator HarperCollins $17.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-688-06417-4
Reviewed on: 08/16/1988
Release date: 08/01/1988
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. All ages. (September)
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