Commonly known to the world as the legend Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman was none the less a real man who really did travel the Midwest planting apple trees and seeds. This children’s biography is careful to separate fact from fiction. Even though we can’t really be sure which is truth and which is legend, we do know that everybody loved John Chapman. From planting orchards to telling stories to helping build cabins, John Chapman was a kind man who did his best to help his fellow men. The stories about him played with bear cubs, having feet so tough a rattlesnake couldn’t bite through them, or wearing a pot on his head all the time are probably some of the myths that have surrounded his life, but one thing is certain: John Chapman was a good man, and his story will be told for generations.
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