Nonfiction Monday is hosted today at Wrapped in Foil.
My selection is Johnny Appleseed, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Jim Burke. Yolen cleverly combines the legend and the man by introduction a bit of the legend and following it with factual information. Together the two narratives: Johnny Appleseed/John Chapman provide a vivid portrait of this celebrated American icon. Burke's richly colored folk art inspired artwork is a wonderful addition to the text.
Here is the answer to Friday's Famous First: "Laura was washing the dishes one morning when Old Jack, lying in the sunshine on the doorstep, growled to tell her someone was coming." is from the Newbery Honor book By the Shores of Silver Lake - written by Laura Ingalls Wilder with illustrations by Garth Williams.