What makes an American legend? Find out in these fascinating stories of three of our national treasures, including Johnny Appleseed, whose apple trees bore the fruit that fed a nation of pioneers; Sacagawea, the Native American woman who bravely guided Lewis and Clark on their westward journey; and John Muir, a valiant protector of the West's natural wonders and founder of the Sierra Club. Though these narratives stay as true to the historical record as possible, most conversations, details, and some events have been imagined to keep things interesting. You can explain to your child the difference between fiction and nonfiction and talk about where the two sometimes collide.
About the Author
Melody Warnick is a mother of two and a nationally recognized freelance writer, who strives to tackle subjects that are important to women and families everywhere, such as parenting, relationships, pregnancy, personal finance, home organization and self-help. She has been featured in national and regional magazines like Parenting, Better Home & Gardens and Ladies Home Journal as well as websites like epregnancy, and she has won many awards for personal essays and magazine features. She lives in Ames, Iowa. Tavia Gilbert narrates audiobooks, acts in plays, and sings Renaissance music. She studied acting at Cornish College of the Arts and radio at the Salt Institute. Tavia was born in Idaho, moved to Seattle, and now lives in Portland, Maine. Find out more about Tavia on her website at: taviagilbert.com. Stephen McLaughlin has studied philosophy and English and performed in and directed plays and audiobooks. He is also a musician and an artist. Stephen was born in Washington, D.C., rode his 1960 Triumph Thunderbird for a while in England, and now lives in Maine, where he divides his time between Portland and Brooklin.
Table of Contents
1. Johnny Appleseed
2. Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark
3. John Muir