JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY
Johnny Appleseed Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States dedicated to a Christian missionary and gardener who is credited with introducing apple trees to large parts of the American Midwest. Learn more with Howard Means and Who Was Johnny Appleseed!
“Finally, the cliché is peeled away and the essence of this utterly American character is so revealing. John Chapman comes alive here and it is a thrilling experience to escape the specific gravity of the decades of myth” (Ken Burns).
This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths.
The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward.