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'Johnny  Appleseed'
{ John Chapman [1774-1845] }

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         old-fashioned illustration of Johnny Appleseed

"[Johnny Appleseed] has nurtured life instead of destroying it, and has been sensitive to the beauty of this continent, and
has done something to create here a civilization. Johnny Appleseed stands for ourselves at our best."
— Charles Allen Smart, in Harper's Magazine, August 1939


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Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum [] at Urbana University in Ohio
John Chapman / Johnny Appleseed entry at Wikipedia


Reading  Material  About  The  Johnny  Appleseed  Story
search 'Johnny+Appleseed' in books {returns 2100+ titles} at Amazon

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The Swedenborg Society in Manchester, England published an account of Chapman's career
in 1817, the first printed account of him.

cover of Harper's New Monthly Magazine for November, 1871  the article "Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer Hero" by W.D. Haley in Harper's New Monthly Magazine of November 1871 brought national recognition
This reproduction at the Internet Archive runs 18 pages, including Foreword and four illustrations
free online etext at Internet Archive
Nabu Press 9¾x7½ pb [1/2014] for $15.75
Leopold Classic Library 11x8½ pb [4/2015] for $9.95
Chapman Billies 9x6 hardcover [1994] out of print/used
Quest of John Chapman 1904 book by Newell Dwight Hillis  "The Quest of John Chapman: The Story of A Forgotten Hero"
[The Macmillan Company, 1904] by Newell Dwight Hillis [1858-1929]

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2015] for $1.99
CreateSpace 8x5¼ pb [1/2013] for $14.00
Univ California Libraries blue cover 8x5 pb [1904 facsimile] for $25.99
Johnny Appleseed Romance of the Sower book by Eleanor Atkinson & Frank T. Merrill  "Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of The Sower" [1915]
by Eleanor Atkinson, Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2014] for 99˘
TheClassics.US 9¾x7½ pb [9/2013] for $14.20
CreateSpace 9¾x7½ pb [9/2013] for $18.95
BiblioBazaar 8¾x5¾ pb [7/2009] for $25.99
Harper & Row mass pb [1965] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5 hardcover [1915] long out of print/used
available as free online etexts at Internet Archive:
Harper & Brothers 1915 editionGrosset & Dunlap 1915 edition
best available cover image for 'True Story of Jonathan Chapman' pamphlet by James Lattimore Himrod  
"Johnny Appleseed: The True Story of Jonathan Chapman, 1775-1846" [1926]
by James Lattimore Himrod, 'the Grandson of one who knew him well'

28-page Chicago Historical Society pamphlet [1926] out of print/scarce

"The adventures of Johnny Appleseed" [1930] by Henry Chapin
http://www.amazon.com/adventures-Johnny-Appleseed-Henry-Chapin/dp/B00086OCXC/
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Johnny-Appleseed-Henry-Chapin/dp/1258206021/
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Johnny-Appleseed-Henry-Chapin/dp/B001UP7CH8/

"Johnny Appleseed and his time: An historical romance" [1930] by Henry A. Pershing
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-his-time-historical/dp/B00085C3KC/

"The Return of Johnny Appleseed" by Charles Allen Smart, in Harper's Magazine, August 1939
online article {requires membership or fee}

"Little Brother of The Wilderness: The Story of Johnny Appleseed" [1948] by Meridel Le Sueur and Suzy Sansom
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Brother-Wilderness-Johnny-Appleseed/dp/0930100719/ [10/1996]
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Brother-Wilderness-Johnny-Appleseed/dp/B000L1VDRW/
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Brother-Wilderness-Johnny-Appleseed/dp/B001L9WACA/

Little Golden Books 'Walt Disney's Johnny Appleseed' book adapted by Ted Parmalee  "Walt Disney's Johnny Appleseed" [1948]
by The Walt Disney Studio, Adapted by Ted Parmalee

Little Golden Books 7¾x6½ hardcover [1949] long out of print/used
Little Golden Books 7¾x6½ hardcover [1948] long out of print/scarce
Restless Johnny (Appleseed) book by Ruth Langland Holberg & Lloyd Coe  "Restless Johnny: The Story of Johnny Appleseed" [1950]
by Ruth Langland Holberg, Illustrated by Lloyd Coe

Thomas Y. Crowell 9x6½ hardcover [1950] out of print/used
Thomas Y. Crowell hardcover [1950] out of print/used
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed book by Mabel Leigh Hunt  "Better Known As Johnny Appleseed" [1950] by Mabel Leigh Hunt
J.B. Lippincott Co. 8x5¾ hardcover [1950] out of print/many used
J.B. Lippincott Co. 8x5¼ hardcover [1950] out of print/used
Johnny Appleseed Man and Myth book by Robert Price  "Johnny Appleseed: Man and Myth" [1954] by Robert Price
Urbana Univ Press 8x5½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Urbana Univ Press hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Peter Smith Publng 8¼x5½ hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Peter Smith Publng 8½x5½ hardcover [6/54] out of print/used
'Johnny Appleseed' comic book from Classics Illustrated Junior  
"Johnny Appleseed" from Classics Illustrated Junior [Issue #515 March 1955]
Kindle Edition from Classics Illustrated [7/2014] for $1.99 {sic}
Jack Lake Prodns, Inc. 9½x6½ pb [8/2004] out of print/used
Famous Authors Ltd. 10¼x7 pb [3/55] out of print/scarce
Johnny Appleseed Voice In The Wilderness 1957 book from JohnnyAppleseedEM-ylo.jpg  "Johnny Appleseed: A Voice In The Wilderness - The Story of The Pioneer John Chapman (Centennial Tribute)" [1957]
76-page Swedenborg Press hardcover [1957] out of print/used
Johnny Appleseed book by Eva Moore  "Johnny Appleseed" [1964] by Eva Moore, Pictures by Beatrice Darwin
Scholastic Book Services 9x7½ pb [1964] out of print/used
Scholastic pb [1966] out of print/used
Scholastic hardcover [1966] out of print/used
The Story of Johnny Appleseed book by Aliki  "The Story of Johnny Appleseed" [ages 4-8; 1971]
Written & Illustrated by Aliki

Aladdin Books 9x7 pb [11/71] for $6.01
Aladdin Books pb [11/71] out of print/used
Lectorum Publns Spanish-language 9x6¾ pb [1992] for $7.99
Simon & Schuster BFYR 9x7 hardcover [1/87] for $16.87

"The Story of Johnny Appleseed" [1976] by LaVere Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/Story-Johnny-Appleseed-LaVere-Anderson/dp/B000U59CTK/

"I Can Read About Johnny Appleseed" [4/1980] by J. I. Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/Can-Read-About-Johnny-Appleseed/dp/0893750379/

"Johnny Appleseed" [9/1985] by Louis Sabin
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Louis-Sabin/dp/0816702209/

Johnny Appleseed Retold book by Steven Kellogg  "Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale Retold and Illustrated by Steven Kellogg"
[ages 4-8; 1988]

HarperCollins Childrens Books 10¾x8¼ pb [2008] out of print/40+ used
HarperCollins 11x8½ hardcover [8/88] for $11.96

"Walt Disney's Johnny Appleseed" [10/1989] by Walt Disney Productions
http://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Johnny-Appleseed-Disney-Productions/dp/0792450531/
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Disneys-American-Classics/dp/0880293624/
http://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Johnny-Appleseed-Productions-Hardcover/dp/B00POFLLEU/

"John Chapman: The Man Who Was Johnny Appleseed" [10/1991] by Carol Greene
http://www.amazon.com/John-Chapman-Johnny-Appleseed-Biography/dp/0516042238/

"Johnny Appleseed and the Planting of the West: A Historical Novel"
(Disney's American Frontier, Book 5) [10/1992] by Gina Ingoglia and Charles Shaw
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Planting-West-Historical/dp/1562822586/

"Johnny Appleseed Storybook" [1995]
Landoll's Inc. 8¼x8¼ hardcover [1995] out of print/used

'The Real Johnny Appleseed' book by Laurie Lawlor & Mary Thompson  "The Real Johnny Appleseed" [grades 4-8; 1995]
by Laurie Lawlor, Illustrated by Mary Thompson

Albert Whitman & Co. 9¼x8¼ library hardcover [6/95] out of print/used
'Folks Call Me Appleseed John' book by Andrew Glass  "Folks Call Me Appleseed John" [ages 6 & up; 1995] by Andrew Glass
Kindle Edition from StarWalk Kids Media [8/2014] for $6.99
Yearling 11x8 pb [8/98] out of print/60+ used
Doubleday 11¼x8¾ hardcover [8/95 out of print/many used
Johnny Appleseed book by Patricia Brennan Demuth & Michael Montgomery  "Johnny Appleseed" [grades 1-3; 1996]
by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Illustrated by Michael Montgomery

Kindle Edition from Penguin Young Readers [4/2012] for $3.79
Penguin Young Readers 9x6 pb [8/96] for $3.99
Scholastic Inc. 9x5¾ pb [1999] out of print/40+ used
Grosset & Dunlap All Aboard Reading 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
True Tale of Johnny Appleseed book by Margaret Hodges & Kimberly Bulcken Root  "The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed" [ages 4 & up; 1997]
by Margaret Hodges, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

Holiday House 11x8½ pb [11/98] out of print/many used
Holiday House 11¼x8¾ hardcover [3/97] out of print/many used

"Johnny Appleseed [9/1998] by Steve & Marion Isham
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Steve-Isham/dp/0958653631/

Johnny Appleseed Voice in the Wilderness book edited by William E. Jones  "Johnny Appleseed: A Voice In The Wilderness" [2000]
Edited by William E. Jones

A collection of contemporary accounts, edited to modern usage
Chrysalis Books pb [9/2000] for $8.86
John Chapman / Johnny Appleseed biography by Karen Clemens Warrick  "John Chapman: The Legendary Johnny Appleseed" [grades 4 & up; 2000]
by Karen Clemens Warrick

Enslow Historical American Biographies 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [12/2000] out of print/used
Enslow Historical American Biographies 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [12/2000] out of print/used
  "Johnny Appleseed: The Story of A Legend" [ages 5-8; 2001]
Written & Illustrated by Will Moses

Puffin Books 11x8¾ pb [8/2004] out of print/used
Philomel 11¼x9 hardcover [9/2001] out of print/many used
Philomel hardcover [9/2001] out of print/used
Philomel hardcover [9/2001] out of print/used

"The True Story of Johnny Appleseed" [3/2007] by Ophia D. Smith = 48 pages with illustrations
http://www.amazon.com/TRUE-STORY-JOHNNY-APPLESEED/dp/0877853231/

"The Legend of Johnny Appleseed: The Graphic Novel" [5/2010] by Martin Powell and Michelle Lamoreaux
http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Johnny-Appleseed-Graphic-Novel/dp/1434222667/

"Johnny Appleseed" [7/2010] by Jodie Shepherd
http://www.amazon.com/Shepherd-Johnny-Appleseed-6-1-2010-Paperback/dp/B00RWQQ1QC/

"Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth" [9/2011] by Jane Yolen and Jim Burke
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Legend-Jane-Yolen/dp/0060591374/
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Legend-Truth-Paperback/dp/B010710A7Y/

"Seed By Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John 'Appleseed' Chapman" [8/2012] by Esme Raji Codell
http://www.amazon.com/Seed-Legend-Legacy-Appleseed-Chapman/dp/0061455156/

"The Core of Johnny Appleseed: The Unknown Story of a Spiritual Trailblazer [11/2012] by Ray Silverman & Nancy Poes
http://www.amazon.com/Core-Johnny-Appleseed-Spiritual-Trailblazer/dp/0877853452/

"Johnny Appleseed" (Rabbit Ears American Heroes & Legends) [6/2013] by James Howard Kunstler and Stan Olson
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Rabbit-American-Legends/dp/1939228492/
http://www.amazon.com/Appleseed-American-Legends-Kunstler-Paperback/dp/B00YW3M5PO/

"Johnny Appleseed" (American Tall Tales) [2014] by J. York and Michael Garland
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-American-Tall-Tales-ebook/dp/B00I5A4850/

"Johnny Appleseed: the man behind the myth [5/2015] by Steven Fortriede
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-man-behind-myth/dp/B00X7PZMGC/

                                     

Other  Books

'The Tall Hunter' YA novel by Howard Fast  "The Tall Hunter" YA novel [1942]
by Howard Fast, with 15 b&w drawings by Rafaello Busoni

Trapper Richard Hammond returns home to find that his bride has been kidnapped by Indians; he travels the frontier searching for her and getting a reputation as an Indian killer; then he meets John Chapman, the gentle eccentric known as Johnny Appleseed, who tries to plant seeds of understanding and forgiveness in Richard's heart; eventually it is Chapman, friend of the Indians, who locates Ellen May and reunites the couple.
Harper & Row 8¼x5½ hardcover [1942] out of print/used
'Johnny’s Trail' book by Anne E. Crompton  
"Johnny’s Trail" [grades 3 & up; 1986] by Anne E. Crompton
'A short work of historical fiction'; a lost child meets legendary Johnny Appleseed.
Swedenborg Foundation Publrs 8¼x5 hardcover [3/1986] for $6.95
'The Sun, the Rain, and the Apple Seed' YA novel book by Lynda Durrant  "The Sun, The Rain, and The Apple Seed: A Novel of Johnny Appleseed's Life"
[ages 10-12; 2003] by Lynda Durrant

Clarion Books/Aesop Accolades 8¼x5½ hardcover [3/2003] out of print/many used
                                    

Books  About  Apples

Granny Stark's Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier  "Granny Stark's Apple Cookbook" [1984] by Olwen Woodier
for Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Co. [est. 1816]

Garden Way/Storey Publng 5¾x8½ pb [1984] out of print/used
Stark Bro's 7x8¼ pb [1984] out of print/used
Stark Bro's official website
Apple Country Cooking book by Patricia Mitchell  
"Apple Country Cooking: Apple Recipes, Anecdotes, and A Commemoration of Johnny Appleseed" [1989] by Patricia B. Mitchell
51-page Kindle Edition from Mitchell Foodways [1991 edition] for $2.99
Mitchell Foodways 2nd edition 8¾x5¾ pb [6/91] out of print/used
37-page Mitchell Foodways 8¼x5¼ pb [1989] out of print/used
Apple Orchard Cookbook by Janet M. Christensen & Betty Bergman Levin  "The Apple Orchard Cookbook" [1992]
by Janet M. Christensen & Betty Bergman Levin

Countryman Press 8½x5½ pb [11/92] for $12.95
Apples Cookbook by Robert Berkley  "Apples: A Cookbook" [1997] by Robert Berkley
Greenwich Editions 10x9½ pb [11/97] out of print/used
Greenwich Editions 11¼x9¼ hardcover [8/97] out of print/used
Apples, Apples Everywhere cookbook by Lee Jackson  "Apples, Apples Everywhere: Favorite Recipes From America's Orchards" [1998]
by Lee Jackson

Over 150 taste-tested recipes framed within a travelogue across several states, uncovering treasured recipes from families, orchards, roadside fruitstands, and cider mills
Images Unlimited 9¼x6 pb [3/98] for $14.95
Apple Pie 100 Recipes book by Ken Haedrich  "Apple Pie {Perfect}: 100 Delicious and Decidedly Different Recipes For America's Favorite Pie" [2002] by Ken Haedrich
Kindle Edition from H.M.H./Harvard Common Press [9/2011] for $9.99
Harvard Common Press 9x8 pb [9/2011] for $10.49
Harvard Common Press 9¼x8 hardcover [8/2002] out of print/many used
Apples for Everyone YA book by Jill Esbaum  "Apples For Everyone" [ages 4-8; 2009] by Jill Esbaum
National Geographic Children's Books 10x8 pb [7/2009] for $5.95
Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso  "The Apple Lover's Cookbook" [2011] by Amy Traverso
finalist for an I.A.C.P. Best Cookbook Award; 110 color illustrations
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [9/2011] for $16.17
W.W. Norton & Co. 10¼x8½ hardcover [9/2011] for $19.86
An Apple A Day cookbook by Karen Berman & Melissa Petitto  "An Apple A Day: 365 Recipes With Creative Crafts, Fun Facts, and 12 Recipes From Celebrity Chefs Inside!" [2013] by Karen Berman & Melissa Petitto
Kindle Edition from Race Point Publng [3/2013] for $15.68
Race Point Publng 8¾x7¾ hardcover [3/2013] for $16.50
Apples of New England User's Guide book by Russell Powell  "Apples of New England: A User's Guide" [2014] by Russell Steven Powell
Kindle Edition from Countryman Press [9/2014] for $11.43
Countryman Press 7¼x7¼ hardcover [9/2014] for $12.03
Apple Cookbook Freshly Picked Recipes book by Olwen Woodier  "The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes (3rd Edition)" [2015]
by Olwen Woodier

Kindle Edition from Storey Publng [6/2015] for $9.16
Storey Publng 9x7 pb [5/2015] for $9.64

Movies,  Stageplays,  Other  Media

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"Johnny Appleseed: Operetta In One Act For Children" [1925] by Harvey Worthington Loomis, libretto by D. Stevens
http://www.amazon.com/Appleseed-Operetta-children-libretto-Stevens/dp/B0000CZ3NA/

"Johnny Appleseed: An American History Dramalogue" [1929] by William A. Duff
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-American-History-Dramalogue/dp/B002XOLKAA/

"Johnny Appleseed: A Play In Two Acts" [Bohemian Club 1946] by Dan Totheroh, music by Wendell Otey
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Dan-Totheroh/dp/B000FLSIPI/
http://www.amazon.com/JOHNNY-APPLESEED-Acts-Music-Wendell/dp/B000MYR750/

"Johnny Appleseed: An Operetta For The Middle and Upper Grades" [1947] by Mildred Lewis Kerr
http://www.amazon.com/JOHNNY-APPLESEED-Operetta-Middle-Grades/dp/B000JLH7WY/

"Johnny Appleseed Comes To Town: An Operetta For The Young...In Three Acts" [1966] by Michael Lay
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Comes-Operetta-Young/dp/B002T0J1HM/

"Johnny Appleseed: A One Act Musical Play About A Great American Pioneer" [1984] spiral-bound + JohnnyAppleseedplayscript1984.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Musical-American-Pioneer/dp/B002817VJW/

"The Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Historical Drama" [est. 1992] in Mansfield, Ohio is suspended since 2006

'In Praise of Johnny Appleseed Ballet' book by Lou Harrison  "In Praise of Johnny Appleseed: A Ballet For Three Percussion and Dancers" [1999]
by Lou Harrison - based on the 1922 poem by Vachel Lindsay [1879-1931]

Alfred Publng 11½x9 pb [10/99] for $29.95

"Johnny Appleseed Suite For String Orchestra" [5/2000]
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Suite-String-Orchestra/dp/B0036NB6O2/ = sheet music
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Suite/dp/B000SHAB1I/ = mp3
http://www.amazon.com/Mark-OConnor-Double-Violin-Concerto/dp/B001GPDNIY/

"My Name Is Johnny Appleseed" one act musical play [2003]
by North Carolina playwright Keith Smith

"Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan: A Play of American Folklore in Three Acts with Prologue" [9/2010] by Henry Bailey Stevens
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Paul-Bunyan-American/dp/1162740949/

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"Walt Disney Presents: The Story of Johnny Appleseed" [Disneyland Record & Book #335 - 1969]
by Editors of Walt Disney Productions and Robie Lester
http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Presents-Johnny-Appleseed-Disneyland/dp/B000PGB79C/
http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Presents-Johnny-Appleseed-Disneyland/dp/B000QXO8YK/

Johnny Appleseed: Told by Garrison Keillor  "Johnny Appleseed: Told by Garrison Keillor,
With Music by Mark O'Connor" [1991]

Rabbit Ears Ent. audio cassette [1991] out of prodn/used
video illustrations by Stan Olson
24-minute Rabbit Ears Ent. color DVD-R [9/2012] for $9.95
Rabbit Ears Ent. color VHS [4/94] out of prodn/used
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"The Legend of Johnny Appleseed"
animated short [Disney May 1948]
album cover for 1964 'All The Songs from The Movie Johnny Appleseed' by Dennis Day  19-minute musical cartoon about John Chapman, who became the legendary Johnny Appleseed
Produced by Walt Disney; directed by Wilfred Jackson; written by Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Erdman Penner & Jesse Marsh; music by Paul J. Smith; voices & singing by Dennis Day
available on VHS & DVD as just below
Disneyland Records vinyl album [1964] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Melody-Time" animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Radio May 1948]
poster for Disney's 'Melody-Time' 1948 cartoon feature film  75-minute Technicolor™ 'musical comedy'; seven segments include "Blame It On The Samba" with Donald Duck & Joe Carioca; "Bumble Boogie" based on Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of The Bumble Bee"; "Johnny Appleseed"; "Little Toot"; "Once Upon A Wintertime" sung by Frances Langford; "Pecos Bill" with Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan & The Sons of The Pioneers; and Alfred Joyce Kilmer's "Trees"; other artists include The Andrews Sisters, emcee Buddy Clark, Dennis Day, The Dinning Sisters, Bobby Driscoll, Jack Fina, Freddy Martin, Luana Patten, Ethel Smith & Fred Waring
Disney Home Video Gold Classic color DVD [6/2000] for $11.95
Disney Home Video Special Edition fully-restored color VHS [3/99] for $3.88
Disney Home Video color VHS [6/2000] for $7.69
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [screen glare; 1:15:24] online at YouTube

"Disney's American Legends" cartoon shorts
[Walt Disney Pictures 2002]
Disney's American Legends cartoons on DVD  includes four 'legendary tales' Disney Technicolor™ cartoon shorts, hosted & narrated by James Earl Jones: 19-minute "Johnny Appleseed" [1948]; "The Brave Engineer" [1950] { IMDb }, a 7-minute Disney-fied musical version of the Casey Jones legend; "Paul Bunyan" [1958] { IMDb }, a 17-minute cartoon of the life and career of the legendary lumberjack; and "John Henry" [2000] { IMDb }, a 10-minute cartoon of the legend of the Afro-American steel-drivin' man
Walt Disney Video color DVD [2/2002] for $6.31
Walt Disney Video color VHS [2/2002] for $7.74
watch official trailer [0:54] online at YouTube

Rankin-Bass Festival of Family Classics "Johnny Appleseed" [1972]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMMeKfgqVEA [22:35] upload 7/2012

Johnny Appleseed" episode [Oct 1986] of "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends" [1985-86]
starring Martin Short, with Rob Reiner as Jack Smith, Molly Ringwald as his niece Jenny; the story - while entertaining - takes
considerable liberties with the original tale • episode credits at IMDb
52-minute Koch Vision color DVD [2/2005] for $5.99
50-minute Fox color VHS [6/98] out of prodn/scarce

Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales & Legends" cable series [Showtime 1985-86]
Shelley Duvall's 'Tall Tales & Legends' complete TV series on DVD  Nine hour-long episodes broadcast on Showtime; the episodes are: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" starring Ed Begley Jr.; "Annie Oakley" [12/85] starring Jamie Lee Curtis & Brian Dennehy; "Pecos Bill"; "Casey At The Bat" starring Elliott Gould & Carol Kane; "My Darlin' Clementine" starring Shelley Duvall & Edward Asner; "Johnny Appleseed" starring Martin Short; "Ponce de Leon" starring Michael York; "John Henry" starring Danny Glover; and "Davy Crockett" starring Mac Davis Co-produced by Shelley Duvall & Fred Fuchs
Complete Series: E1 Ent. color DVD [9/2009] 3 disks for $13.99
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Johnny Appleweed" comedy feature film [indep 2008]
'Johnny Appleweed' 2008 comedy feature film  Filmed in Ohio; Johnny Wagner is a smoked-out pottery student waiting to get off probation; while evading a surprise drug test, he crashes his bike and is knocked unconscious. The legendary Johnny Appleseed appears and urges him to follow in his footsteps by planting seeds ... m*rijuana seeds, that is ... and so he becomes 'Johnny Appleweed' • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Johnny Cotugno; co-produced & co-written by Tami Reynolds; starring Johnny Cotugno, Tami Reynolds, B.J. Thorne, Sean Velie, Dennis Wiggins, Bram Fulk & James Huffman
no longer available on Amazon Instant Video • full credits at IMDb
watch 1/2012 official trailer [2:04] online at YouTube

"Searching For Johnny" [Filmostovje 2009]
Searching For Johnny 2009 movie  80-minute documentary film about: Bill Jones, who has spent 15+ years building a park in the Ohio wilderness to present a Johnny Appleseed stageplay; Silicon Valley engineer John Kolling, who quit his high-tech career to become an apple farmer; and New Hampshire high school principal Hank Ruppertsberger, who spent a Summer walking the Appleseed Trails from Massachusetts to Indiana. Co-produced, written & directed by Miroslav Mandic
Filmostovje color DVD-R [10/2011] for $21.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site


Works  About  Johnny  Appleseed

poem "In Praise of Johnny Appleseed" [1922] by Vachel Lindsay [1879-1931]
online etext at Wikisource

Johnny Appleseed and Other Poems book by Vachel Lindsay  "Johnny Appleseed and Other Poems For Children" [Macmillan 1928]
by Vachel Lindsay [1879-1931], Illustrated by George Richards

Buccaneer Books hardcover [8/81] out of print/used
Macmillan hardcover [1970] out of print/scarce
'Johnny Appleseed' 1933 poem by Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Benét  "Johnny Appleseed" [1933] Poem by Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Benét,
with a Note by Thomas C. Benét; Pencil Illustrations by S.D. Schindler

Margaret K. McElderry 8¾x10¾ hardcover [7/2001] out of print/many used
Margaret K. McElderry hardcover [7/2001] out of print/used
Margaret K. McElderry hardcover [7/2001] out of print/used

'Johnny Appleseed' poem book by Reeve Lindbergh & Kathy Jakobsen  "Johnny Appleseed" [ages 3-6; 1990]
A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh, Paintings by Kathy Jakobsen

Little, Brown BFYR 9x10 pb [9/93] for $7.00
Little Brown & Co. Juvenile 9¼x10½ library hardcover [9/90] out of print/many used

John Clute's science fiction novel "Appleseed" [2001]
centers on a character who may (or may not) be the immortal John Chapman
http://www.amazon.com/Appleseed-John-Clute/dp/0765303787/

article "The Straight Dope: What's The Story With Johnny Appleseed?" (syndicated January 2004)

Johnny Appleseed - Man, Myth, Story book by Howard Means  "Johnny Appleseed: The Man, The Myth, The American Story" [4/2012]
by Howard Means

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [4/2011] for $13.99
Simon & Schuster 9x6 pb [4/2012] for $12.95
Simon & Schuster 9x6 pb [4/2012] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2011] out of print/50+ used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [2011] out of print/used
Johnny Appleseed & The American Orchard book by William Kerrigan  "Johnny Appleseed and The American Orchard: A Cultural History" [10/2012]
by William Kerrigan

Kindle Edition from Johns Hopkins Univ Press [10/2012] for $14.75
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2012] for $18.34
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2012] third party/new-used
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2012] for $50.00
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2012] third party/new-used

"The Appleseed Journal" [1/2015] by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
http://www.amazon.com/Appleseed-Journal-Stewart-Bitkoff/dp/0991577515/

"American Baroque [4/2015] by Adam Littleton
http://www.amazon.com/American-Baroque-Adam-Littleton-ebook/dp/B00VS9MJOW/
http://www.amazon.com/American-Baroque-Adam-Littleton/dp/1910282383/
Who is Johnny Appleseed - sage or charlatan, conjuror or quack - and what, essentially, is the difference?

Image  Gallery

label for Johnny Appleseed brand Hard Apple Cider (12-ounce bottles in six-pack)        1966 U.S. Postal Service 5-cent commemorative 'Johnny Appleseed' stamp        graphic for Johnny Appleseed Day, which is 600 pixels wide & 473 pixels tall

L i n k s
Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum [] at Urbana University in Ohio
Johnny Appleseed Society [] is based at Urbana University in Ohio
John Chapman / Johnny Appleseed entry at Wikipedia
Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park {gravesite 1845} & Campground in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center [est. 1992] in Ashland County, Ohio
the Johnny Appleseed Memorial Medal [est. 1948] is awarded most years by Men's Garden Clubs of America [est. 1932]
Johnny Appleseed Junior Ecology Club [est. 1997] = website inactive 8/2015]
The Swedenborg Society [est. 1810] in London, England
The Swedenborg Foundation [est. 1849] in West Chester (Philadelphia), PA
The Biglerville Historical & Preservation Society's National Apple Museum [est. 1990] in Biglerville, PA

National Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on John Chapman's birthday September 26
alternate Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on March 11, because it is during the planting season
Johnny Appleseed Days Harvest Festival [Oct 2015 = #127] in Paradise, CA
Johnny Appleseed Festival [Sept 2015 = #41] in Huntertown/Fort Wayne, Indiana
Johnny Appleseed Festival [Oct 2015] in Lake City, MN
Johnny Appleseed Festival & Lumberjack Competition [Oct 2015 = #10] in Sheffield, Pennsylvania


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