by David Harrison
illustrated by Mike Wohnoutkha
Step Into Reading--Level 3 Book
Looking for a Johnny Appleseed book that young students can read themselves? This is a great choice. Early readers learn how 'Johnny Appleseed' started planting apple trees as well as other the stories about his life.
And since John Chapman was know to be a real storyteller, author David Harrison has him telling his own story to a pioneer family who has welcomed him into their log cabin for the night.
Wohnoutkha's accompanying illustrations "capture the beauty of
landscape, the innocent goodness of the people, and the slightly
larger-than-life persona of Johnny Appleseed." (Publisher's Weekly)
Interest Level: Gr. 1-2 DRA Level: 18 Lexile Measure: 200L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.1 Guided Reading: K
Here is a sample spread from inside this book, showing the illustration style as well as the amount and difficulty of the text on the pages. For more examples of Wohnoutkha's illustrations, see the two illustrations at the top of this page.
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