Hamsterkiste Englishbox Storytelling


John Appleseed

200 years ago there lived a man in the United States. His name was John Chapman, but everybody called him Johnny Appleseed.

He spent his life in the American wilderness planting apple seeds. He created apple orchards all over America, in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio. His dream was a land where no one was hungry and everybody could eat apples. He was a very kind man, slept outdoors and walked barefoot around the country.

Everywhere he went he planted apple seeds. Everyone liked Johnny Appleseed: the settlers, the Indians and even the animals. He wore clothes made of sack and had a tin pot on his head. This pot he also used for cooking. He always had the Bible with him, it was his favourite book.

After more than 50 years of travel Johnny Appleseed died in 1845. But some of those trees he planted still bear apples today.