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