Johnny Appleseed: Man and Myth
Orange Frazer Press
On Sale: May 1, 2001
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"Please--no apple blossoms!" protests author Robert Price,
his approach to the Johnny Appleseed story. For over a
Mr. Price has followed the circuitous trail of the elusive
Says the author: "Perhaps my bent for the outdoors, travel,
shows up in this book. John Chapman's story has only
from a cloud of popular sentimentalism to become a major
in which 'Johnny Appleseed' is a symbol of everything good
with the development of the land. To show this evolution, I
his drama not just to history and folklore, but to American
Most of his trail I have trampled or driven over from
Mass., to Fort Wayne."
rural school teaching and country newspaper reporting in the
West, the author graduated from Denison University, took
M.A. and Ph.D.
degrees from Ohio State University and is now professor of
Mr. Price has written John Chapman: A
Bibliography of "Johnny Appleseed" in History, Literature
and articles for the New England Quarterly and other
Library of Congress awarded him a grant-in-aid to complete
for the present book.
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