Johnny Appleseed


By Reeve Lindbergh

Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen

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This stunningly illustrated classic is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the legend of Johnny Appleseed.

Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today. Reeve Lindbergh's rhythmic verse is the perfect read aloud to share with the whole family, while Kathy Jakobsen's lush paintings bring to life this beloved classic story. 

  • A Booklist Editor's Choice
    A Redbook Children Picture Book Award Winner
  • * "A glorious celebration of John Chapman's life through verse and illustration."
    Horn Book, starred review
  • * "An eye-catching book."
    Booklist, starred review
  • * "It's a treasure."
    School Library Journal, starred review

On Sale
Sep 1, 1993
Page Count
32 pages

Reeve Lindbergh

About the Author

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are included in a number of permanent collections, including those of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian. She is the author and/or artist of several books for young readers, including My New York, This Land is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed.

Reeve Lindbergh is the author of many books, memoirs, and poems for adults and children, including several works featuring her father, world-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. She is also involved with the Lindbergh Foundation, which seeks to improve the quality of life through a balance between technology and nature.

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Kathy Jakobsen

About the Illustrator

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America’s premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are part of a number of permanent collections, including those of the Smithsonian and the AKC Museum of the Dog. She was called “one of the best landscape folk painters of the century” in the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. Her work was featured in a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has been exhibited in Europe and Japan. Kathy moved to New York City as a young artist and lived there for eight years. Inspired by the architecture, the people, and the city’s excitement and energy, she has been using her vibrant style to capture its cityscapes and harbor scenes for her entire career. Kathy is the creator of My New York and My Washington, DC, and she did the paintings for This Land Is Your Land and Johnny Appleseed. Kathy and her family now live in Florida, but New York will always remain an inspiration for her work. She invites you to visit her at

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