Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg

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The larger-than-life story of a true American hero--John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.

This fun picture book has been a favorite for generations. Bursting with energy and perfect for reading aloud at home or in the classroom, Johnny Appleseed is an excellent choice for storytime.

The brief text combining legend with fact, coupled with the picture book format, makes this life of Johnny Appleseed the most accessible and entertaining one available for young children, according to School Library Journal. Steven Kellogg is ideal as interpreter of this fascinating man. An affectionate portrayal, enthusiastically accomplished, praised Booklist

A good supplement for units on tall tales, folktales, American history, apples, and seasons! And just a fun read-aloud for sharing.


Steven Kellogg was moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story. He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

ages: 4-8

Harper Collins

0.22" H x 10.76" L x 8.28" W

42 pages

paperback