Johnny Appleseed

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.

J372.64 PHILL Phillips, Nancy A Literature Unit for Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale retold by Steven Kellogg
A guide for using Johnny Appleseed in the classroom : based on the novel written by Stephen Kellogg
J398.22 OSBOR Osborne, Mary Pope American Tall Tales
A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
JB AP5W Warrick, Karen Clemens John Chapman: The Legendary Johnny Appleseed
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.
J811 BENET Benét, Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Johnny Appleseed
A poem describing Johnny Appleseed's appearance and actions.
J811 LINDB Lindbergh, Reeve Johnny Appleseed
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.
JB AP5AD Adil, Janeen R. Johnny Appleseed
Explores the background, accomplishments, and stories of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed.
JB AP5DIT Ditchfield, Christin Johnny Appleseed
Presents a brief biography of John Chapman, the man who planted thousands of apple seeds in the early nineteenth century.
JB AP5H Holland, Gini Johnny Appleseed
Relates the life and accomplishments of John Chapman.
JB AP5OT Ottolenghi, Carol Johnny Appleseed
Explores the background, accomplishments, and stories of American folk hero, Johnny Appleseed.
JB AP5SM Smith, Andrea P. Johnny Appleseed
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.
JB AP5SW Swain, Gwenyth Johnny Appleseed
In short declarative sentences, this beginning reader focuses on the facts rather than the myths surrounding the life of John Chapman.
J398.20973 YORK York, M. J. Johnny Appleseed
Learn about the life of John Chapman, otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed
DVD J398.22 JOHNN Johnny Appleseed - Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends
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.
J INGOG Ingoglia, Gina 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.
JB AP5WO Worth, Richard 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.
JB AP5K Kellogg, Steven 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."
JB AP5HA Harrison, David Lee Johnny Appleseed: My Story
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.
JB AP5YO Yolen, Jane 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.
KIT JB AP5J Kits for Kids: Johnny Appleseed
Wonderful tales spun and recorded about the life of Johnny Appleseed.
JB AP5CO Codell, Esmé Raji Seed by Seed: the Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman
Recounts the life of John Chapman, the legendary Johnny Appleseed.
JB AP5A Aliki 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.
J DURRA Durrant, Lynda 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.
JB AP5H Hodges, Margaret 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.
PLAYAWAY J398.2 TREAS Treasury of Tall Tales
A collection of four classic folk tales in audio book format, including "Davy Crockett," "Rip Van Winkle," "Johnny Appleseed," and "Paul Bunyan."
DVD JB AP5JA Wholesome Heroes: Johnny Appleseed
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.

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