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Johnny Appleseed: My Story

Johnny Appleseed: My Story

Written by David L. Harrison
Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Random House, 2001
Easy Reader, 48 pages
Ages 4–9

Paperback or ebook ISBN: 978-0-375-81247-7

Book Description

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 title. Readers learn how he started planting apple trees and about some of the myths and true stories of his life. Vibrant illustrations capture the outgoing personality of Johnny Appleseed and the beautiful landscapes that he travels.


Wohnoutka contributes a series of buoyant paintings that capture the beauty of the landscape, the innocent goodness of the people, and the slightly larger-than-life persona of Johnny Appleseed.


The narration is direct and engaging, and the accompanying art is colorful and appealing.

Children's Literature