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John Henry

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 131 Ratings and 43 Reviews

Book Description


Nothing can stop John Henry-no boulder, no mountain, and definitely no steam drill. Newbery Honor winner Julius Lester writes with such power that this African-American folk hero becomes as awesome as a natural phenomenon. Jerry Pinkney received a Caldecott Honor for his exuberant, glowing watercolor paintings of the hero. The book, celebrating its tenth year in print, was also a Bost... More
Book Information
PublisherDial Books For Young Readers
BindingHardcover (13 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
ISBN-100803716079
ISBN-13978-0803716070
Publication Date10/01/1994
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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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