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As You Like It
The tales of Johnny Appleseed are as widespread as the apple seeds he's known for sowing. Here's a list of titles that vary from tall tales to historically valid biographies.
A Literature Unit for Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale retold by Steven Kellogg
J372.64 PHILL (PTC)
A guide for using Johnny Appleseed in the classroom : based on the novel written by Stephen Kellogg
American Tall Tales
Osborne, Mary Pope
A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
John Chapman: The Legendary Johnny Appleseed
Warrick, Karen Clemens
The well-researched account describes the various roles this larger-than-life figure played in our history as pioneer, businessman, missionary, patriot, and friend to Native Americans.
Benét, Rosemary & Stephen Vincent
A poem describing Johnny Appleseed's appearance and actions.
Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of appleseeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.
Kits for Kids
Adil, Janeen R.
Explores the background, accomplishments, and stories of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed.
Presents a brief biography of John Chapman, the man who planted thousands of apple seeds in the early nineteenth century.
Relates the life and accomplishments of John Chapman.
Explores the background, accomplishments, and stories of American folk hero, Johnny Appleseed.
Smith, Andrea P.
Tells the story of the man who gained fame for planting apple trees throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as some of the legends surrounding him.
In short declarative sentences, this beginning reader focuses on the facts rather than the myths surrounding the life of John Chapman.
York, M. J.
Learn about the life of John Chapman, otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed - Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends
DVD J398.22 JOHNN
Johnny Appleseed, the American legend, who traveled the frontier wearing a burlap sack, sporting a pot for a hat, and carrying a pouch full of apple seeds.
Johnny Appleseed and the Planting of the West: An Historical Novel
Recounts the activities of the legendary planter of apple trees, who was also a preacher, teacher, and protector of orphans and animals.
Johnny Appleseed: "Select Good Seeds and Plant Them in the Ground"
"Discusses the life of Johnny Appleseed, including his childhood in colonial America, his moveable nursery, the real stories behind his folk legend, and the legacy he left on American history"--Provided by publisher.
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale
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....An affectionate portrayal, enthusiastically accomplished."
Johnny Appleseed: My Story
Harrison, David Lee
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.
Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth
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.
Kits for Kids: Johnny Appleseed
KIT JB AP5J
Wonderful tales spun and recorded about the life of Johnny Appleseed.
Seed by Seed: the Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman
Codell, Esmé Raji
Recounts the life of John Chapman, the legendary Johnny Appleseed.
The Story of Johnny Appleseed
Retells the wandering of John Chapman whose devotion to planting apple trees made him a legendary figure in American history.
The Sun, the Rain, and the Apple Seed: A Novel of Johnny Appleseed
In the 1790s, an eccentric young man nicknamed Johnny Appleseed feels called by God to travel through the American West planting apple seeds that will feed the hungry and produce more seeds for planting and trading.
The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Relates the story of the man who traveled west planting apple seeds to make the country a better place to live.
Treasury of Tall Tales
PLAYAWAY J398.2 TREAS
A collection of four classic folk tales in audio book format, including "Davy Crockett," "Rip Van Winkle," "Johnny Appleseed," and "Paul Bunyan."
Wholesome Heroes: Johnny Appleseed
DVD JB AP5JA
Storyteller Rick Sowash takes us on an amazing adventure through the life and times of this American legend, John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.