Little Naturalists: Johnny Appleseed
Introduce your brilliant baby to the American icon Johnny Appleseed.
John Chapman, known as “Johnny Appleseed,” planted apple tree nurseries all over Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He believed nobody should ever harm a living thing, so he advocated for animal rights, became a vegetarian, and planted seeds instead of grafting tree branches like most other orchardists. Kate Coombs and Seth Lucas recreate Johnny Appleseed’s adventures for young readers, encouraging them to Be Adventurous and to Be Kind to every person, animal, and plant they meet.
Kate Coombs has written several books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue and most recently Goodnight Mr. Darcy. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate makes her home in Utah.
Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the co-creator of Ello There Outdoors selling prints and accessories supporting the National Parks and outdoors. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and daughter.