Tall Tales

By Mr. Goguen

The Story of Johnny Appleseed


John Chapman was his real name.


Born in Massachusetts

Created apple orchards in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Exaggeration & Humor

  • A rattlesnake tried to bite him but the fangs would not go into his foot because his skin was as tough as an elephant's hide.
  • He was never sick in over 70 years.
  • He used his tin hat for cooking.
  • Slept outdoors.
  • Walked barefoot around the country.
  • Made his drinking water from snow melting with his feet.
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