Johnny Appleseed: The Legend And The Truth

Paperback | September 6, 2011

byJane Yolen

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Planting trees is quite an art.
He plants the apples with his heart.
Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.

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.

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Planting trees is quite an art.He plants the apples with his heart.Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.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, Jan...

Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books, including fantasy, science fiction, and poetry, which earned her the moniker the American Hans Christian Andersen. Her titles includeOdysseus in the Serpent Maze,The Dragon's Boy, andThe Girl Who Loved the Wind. Jane Yolen divides her time between a farmhouse in Mas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 6, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060591374

ISBN - 13:9780060591373

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