From the Series On My Own Biography
John Chapman loved all forms of nature, and he worked throughout his lifetime to improve it by planting apple trees. Known as the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, John helped to build America—not with a hammer and nails, but with a bag of seeds and a handful of dirt.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.4|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF037040, JNF007020, JNF007090|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||58554|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Awards, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
The Horn Book Guide
“Packed with information and illustrated with bold, folk-flavored artwork. . .” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Gwenyth Swain
Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk.
Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter
Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →