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Title:
Johnny Appleseed : my story
Author:
Harrison, David L. (David Lee), 1937-
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
200 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 57572.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 27370 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780375812477

9780375912474
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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 Step 2 title. Readers learn how he started planting apple trees--and about some of the myths and true stories of his life.


Author Notes

Step into Reading author and Christopher Medal winner David Harrison 's poems and stories have been widely anthologized and translated. Total sales of his books exceed fifteen million. David's work has been presented on national television and radio. Harrison has been a musician, scientist, editor, and businessman. He holds degrees from Drury, Emory, and Missouri State universities. He is poet laureate of Drury University. He lives with his wife Sandy in Springfield, Missouri.

Mike Wohnoutka is the illustrator of many books for children, including Moo! (an ALA Notable book and a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon selection), Can't Sleep Without Sheep, Just Like My Papa, Stay Close to Mama, Dad's First Day , Hanukkah Bear , and This is Not a Cat. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mike lives with his wife and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1-2. A Step 2 Book from the Step Into Reading series, this briskly told, cheerful story features Johnny Appleseed. When Johnny comes over the hill, a pioneer family welcomes him to their log cabin home, where the mother feeds him, the father accepts his help chopping wood, and the children ask for a story. He obliges with a rambling tale of his life, from his humble beginnings in a large family to his happiness at being on the road, where "all across the land, folks are enjoying apples from my trees." 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. --Carolyn Phelan