by Jane Yolen, illus. Jim Burke
What many of us were taught about Mr. Seed is somewhat inaccurate, or so I've read. Hence the title, I suspect, of Jane Yolen's recent picture book biography, Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth. Gorgeous cover painting.
Not surprisingly, there are scads of Johnny Appleseed books out there. (What is surprising is how many of their covers show J. A. striding against a backdrop of countryside.) Here is just a sampling of some of the better known versions, one from each of the past few decades:
|by Patsy Jensen, illus. by Pat Hoggan|
|Steven Kellogg's version|
|LaVere Anderson, illus. Kelly Oechsli|