Seed by Seed

Seed by Seed : The Legend and Legacy of John Appleseed Anniversary

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With one small seed every day, what good will you plant in the world? Johnny Appleseed--an American folk hero--changed our nation seed by seed, deed by deed, and now the acclaimed Esmé Raji Codell and award-winning Lynne Rae Perkins celebrate his legendary life.

This beautiful biographical picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, and includes suggestions for celebrating John Chapman's birthday (September 26), apple craft ideas, and a recipe.

Why should we remember Johnny Appleseed today--more than two hundred years after he was born--and call him a hero? Why are the life and lessons of John Appleseed relevant to kids now? This extraordinary picture book from educator, librarian, and best-selling author Esme Raji Codell and award-winning illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins answers these questions and more--and challenges readers to follow the five footsteps John Chapman left behind:

1. Use what you have



2. Share what you have



3. Respect nature



4. Try to make peace where there is war



5. You can reach your destination by taking small steps



An insightful and friendly text, stunning mixed-media illustrations that combine wood, paper, paint, and fabric, and a winning mixture of information and inspiration make for a stellar picture book for all ages. Sure to be a classroom and seasonal favorite.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 282 x 9mm | 449g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061455164
  • 9780061455162
  • 1,385,259

Back cover copy

His real name was John Chapman.
He grew apples.

But wait. So what?
Why should we remember him
and read about him
and think about him
and talk about him today,
more than two hundred years after he was born?
Why should we call him a hero?

Esme Raji Codell and Lynne Rae Perkins show us, in eloquent words and exhilarating pictures, why Johnny Appleseed matters now, perhaps more than ever, in our loud and wired and fast-paced world.
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Review quote

Praise for Pictures from Our Vacation: School Library Journal Best Books "Perkins is exhilaratingly free in her approach to the picture book form."--Horn Book (starred review)
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Rating details

439 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (150)
4 41% (180)
3 19% (85)
2 4% (18)
1 1% (6)
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