Educator, librarian, and best-selling author Esm? Raji Codell and Newbery Medalist and award-winning artist Lynne Rae Perkins present a compelling picture book about the life of Johnny Appleseed. Sure to be a classroom and seasonal favorite.
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 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. Includes suggestions for celebrating John Chapman’s birthday (September 26), apple craft ideas, and a recipe.