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.
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 and produced on cassette and CD-ROM. David 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.
Johnny Appleseed: My Story by David L. Harrison; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka