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Publisher Comments:

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:

Illustrated in rich colors, Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy. A Caldecott Honor Book.

Synopsis:

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).

Synopsis:

John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Lester retells this African-American folk tale with humor, wit, and energy. Full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140566222
Editor:
Pinkney, Jerry
Illustrator:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Lester, Julius
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
S.l.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Folk-lore, american
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
John henry (legendary character)
Subject:
John henry
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Caldecott Honor Books
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.42x9.49x.10 in. .39 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140566222 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Illustrated in rich colors, Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy. A Caldecott Honor Book.
"Synopsis" by ,
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).
"Synopsis" by , John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Lester retells this African-American folk tale with humor, wit, and energy. Full-color illustrations.

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