There are many tall tales about Johnny Appleseed, but many people don't know that John Chapman was a tale-spinner himself. Here he narrates one of his favorites--all about the time his half brother Nathaniel came to live with him in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania. Filled with humor, this story shows the compassion and independent spirit of this quintessentially American hero.
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Andrew Glass spent much of his childhood in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, not far from French Creek, where this story takes place. He has written and illustrated several books for children and illustrated many more, including larger Than Life by Robert San Souci, Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap! and She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain by Tom Birdseye, and the Spooky Books by Natalie Savage Carlson. Andrew Glass and his wife, Betty, split their time between New York City and Bologna, Italy.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2 Up?Glass retells, in the voice of John Chapman, a series of incidents relating to Appleseed John and his half-brother, Nathaniel, who joined him in western Pennsylvania at the age of 14 or 15. The embellished account comes from Robert Price's Johnny Appleseed (Peter Smith, 1954; o.p.), which quotes from William Glines's recollections (ca. 1922) of stories told to him by Chapman's brothers and sisters. John sets out by canoe for Fort Pitt to buy supplies for the winter, leaving his brother in the shelter of a hollow sycamore tree. Pulling his canoe atop an ice cake in order to rest, he falls asleep and floats far past the fort. When he returns weeks later with provisions, he finds that four Senecas have saved Nathaniel from freezing and taught him to hunt small game with bow and arrow. The action-packed, large-figured cartoon illustrations are done in oils in earth tones and turquoise. Young Appleseed has a rough, scuzzy, backwoods look, admitting in the text that he expects he "smelled worse than a wild pig" after his river adventure. The text presents him as a plain, sensible, religious man. A two-page endpaper map shows the region where this folk hero traveled. Three pages of biographical notes are appended. A good read-aloud with historical content that will make the tale useful in classrooms.?Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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