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Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapmanby Esme Raji Codell
Synopses & Reviews
His real name was John Chapman.
He grew apples.
But wait. So what?
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.
"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 &
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