"Johnny Appleseed" The touching story of the benevolent naturalist who roamed the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s, planting apple orchards, making friends, and spreading good will along his way. Known to early settlers as a gentle soul with a reverence for all life, Johnny never missed a chance to save an abandoned animal or to savor a delicious apple pie. "Rip Van Winkle" This haunting early American tale from Washington Irving follows the likeable but lazy Rip Van Winkle into the mysterious Catskill mountains where he meets a band of odd fellows playing a game of ninepins. After sharing a flagon of strange brew, Rip falls into a deep sleep for 20 years. When he wakes up, he finds that his home is a very different place indeed.