by David Harrison
illustrated by Mike Wohnoutkha
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: Kindergarten - Grade 1
DRA Level: 18
Lexile Measure: 200L
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1
Guided Reading Level: K
Read-Aloud vs. Individual Reading:
This is intended for kids to read themselves, BUT for most kids in the intended audience, this book will need to be a read-aloud rather than for individual reading, as children generally do not read on the reading level (difficulty level) of this book until second grade.
Here are two sample spreads from inside this book, showing the illustration
style as well as the amount and difficulty of
the text on the pages:
We found two Pinterest boards that are FULL of fun, cute, educational activities to do about Johnny Appleseed. You could use this book as a lead in, to teach kids about John Chapman and his life, and then do one of the many activities that are listed on these curated lists:Johnny Appleseed Activities list #1
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