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John Henry

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 174 Ratings and 61 Reviews

Book Description
John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Julius Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy. Jerry Pinkney illustrates the story with "rich colors borrowed from the rocks and the earth, so beautiful that they summon their own share of smiles and tears" (Booklist). ... More
Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (13 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
ISBN-100140566228
ISBN-13978-0140566222
Publication Date12/01/1999
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About Julius Lester (Author) : Julius Lester is a published adapter, author, and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Julius Lester include Black Folktales, John Henry, Cupid: A Tale... more
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About Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) : Jerry Pinkney is a published adapter, author, and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Jerry Pinkney include Goin' Someplace Special, Undersea Animals: A Dramatic Dimen... more
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