Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.95
List price: $16.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's- Biographies

This title in other editions

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman

by

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Born in 1774, John Chapman is better known now as Johnny Appleseed. 'Why should we remember him today, more than two hundred years later, and call him a hero?' asks Codell, distilling the answer into five tenets Chapman lived by: 'Use what you have. Share what you have. Respect nature. Try to make peace where there is war. You can reach your destination by taking small steps.' In Codell's admiring prose, Chapman emerges as a kind of 18th-century American Francis of Assisi. Working mostly in watercolor and gouache, Perkins, too, knows how to use what she has: burlap, wooden planks, and embroidery make for a few showstopping spreads, underscoring the ingenuity and care Chapman was known for. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

EsmÉ Raji Codell is an award-winning author and public school librarian who lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son. Always inspired by the way John Chapman managed to change the landscape of our country by planting a few small seeds, EsmÉ Raji Codell reads aloud to children every day, believing that that is another small seed that can change the landscape of our country. She is a proud honorary member of the Johnny Appleseed Society, strives to help urban children see how they can follow in her favorite farmer's footsteps, and likes to eat her apple pie &

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061455155
Author:
Codell, Esme Raji
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
Codell, Esme Raji
Author:
Perkins, Lynne Rae
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9.5 x 0.25 in 16 oz
Age Level:
from 3 up to 8

Other books you might like

  1. The Attenbury Emeralds: The New Lord... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy Used Hardcover $2.75
  3. In Tuscany Used Hardcover $8.95
  4. Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy
    Used Hardcover $2.24
  5. Thrones, Dominations Used Mass Market $4.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Biographies » General
Children's » General
Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Sale Books
Featured Titles » Cooking and Gardening
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.95 In Stock
Product details 32 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780061455155 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Born in 1774, John Chapman is better known now as Johnny Appleseed. 'Why should we remember him today, more than two hundred years later, and call him a hero?' asks Codell, distilling the answer into five tenets Chapman lived by: 'Use what you have. Share what you have. Respect nature. Try to make peace where there is war. You can reach your destination by taking small steps.' In Codell's admiring prose, Chapman emerges as a kind of 18th-century American Francis of Assisi. Working mostly in watercolor and gouache, Perkins, too, knows how to use what she has: burlap, wooden planks, and embroidery make for a few showstopping spreads, underscoring the ingenuity and care Chapman was known for. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and eBooks — here at Powells.com.