Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the American hero Johnny Appleseed! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers!
In this simple yet lively book, preschoolers will be introduced to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Lyrical text and bright, appealing artwork capture the essence of this important American and early conservationist who traveled the country planting apple trees. Little ones will enjoy engaging anecdotes about Johnny Appleseed, beginning with the young John, who liked to walk barefoot in the cool, quiet woods. They’ll gain a clear understanding of the way he helped American settlers by walking a hundred thousand miles in his lifetime, for over fifty years, to plant seeds. Fun facts at the end—such as how Johnny Appleseed looked poor in his worn-out clothes, but died owning over a thousand acres of land—round out this nonfiction book with typical Little Golden Book style and warmth.
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About the Author
LORI HASKINS HOURAN is a former children’s book editor. She’s the author of My Little Golden Book About George Washington, Too Many Dogs, and The $25,000 Flight. Learn more about Lori at lorihaskinshouran.com.
GENEVIEVE GODBOUT is a children’s book and fashion illustrator. She studied traditional animation in Montreal and at Paris’s prestigious Gobelins School of the Image. Her children’s books include When Santa Was a Baby. This is her first Little Golden Book. Visit Genevieve at www.genevievegodboutillustration.com.