Better Known as Johnny Appleseed

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First edition
(publ. J. B. Lippincott & Co.)

Better Known as Johnny Appleseed is a children's book by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It presents the life and legend of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, in nine stories, each named for a variety of apple such as those Johnny planted in the Midwest river valleys. Each story takes him westward from the Youghiogheny to the Mississippi.[1] The first edition was illustrated by James Daugherty.[2] It was published in 1950 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951.[3]


  1. ^ WorldCat entry
  2. ^ The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie and Corinne J. Naden, Second Edition, 2001, p 173
  3. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30.