Through verse and illustration, this splendid production is a glorious celebration of the life of the man known as Johnny Appleseed. The poetic text is carefully crafted; the imagery is direct and honest; and the art is executed in a rich and luminous palette, with forthright designs rooted in American traditions and folk art.
This book represents John Chapman's life with respect and honesty. The brief bio at the end of the book and his poem accurately depicts Chapman's life as missionary and nurseryman. Chapman is shown as a frontiersman who loved the people and not as a tall tale character or eccentric missionary wondering around Ohio. The illustrations by Kathy Jakobsen are well researched and add a great deal of information about the pioneer life at the time of Chapman. This book makes an excellent addition to your Johnny Appleseed collection.
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