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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 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, a Parents magazine Best Book, and an ALA Notable Book, among other honors.

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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 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, a Parents magazine Best Book, and an ALA Notable Book, among other honors.

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With his two sledgehammers pulverizing boulders, John Henry races a steam drill tunneling through a mountain. It's a deadly contest of man-vs-machine written with such power that this African-American folk hero becomes as awesome as a force of nature, yet as familiar as an older brother. Pinkney's stunning art shows John Henry's energy bursting from nature. Full color.

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ISBN:
9780803716063
production Music composed:
Pinkney, Jerry
performance Narrated:
Pinkney, Jerry
Photographer:
Pinkney, Jerry
Illustrator:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Lester, Julius
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
Dial Books
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Folk-lore, american
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
John henry (legendary character)
Subject:
John henry
Subject:
Talking books for children.
Subject:
Caldecott Honor medal
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
107-927
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. +
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Dial Books - English 9780803716063 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

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 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, a Parents magazine Best Book, and an ALA Notable Book, among other honors.

"Synopsis" by , With his two sledgehammers pulverizing boulders, John Henry races a steam drill tunneling through a mountain. It's a deadly contest of man-vs-machine written with such power that this African-American folk hero becomes as awesome as a force of nature, yet as familiar as an older brother. Pinkney's stunning art shows John Henry's energy bursting from nature. Full color.
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