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John Henry (Hardcover)

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John Henry Lester, Julius 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0785718621
ISBN-13: 9780785718628
Sku: 30921882
Publish Date: 7/25/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 11.75H x 9.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  9 to 12
You have probably never heard of John Henry. Or maybe you heard about him but don't know the ins and outs of his comings and goings. Well, that's why I'm going to tell you about him. (from the first line)
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.
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Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
A picture book version of the folktale in which man defeats machinery. Pencil and watercolor illustrations accompany the poetic text.Part folktale, part legend, and maybe even partly true, JOHN HENRY is the classic story of the African American hero who was as big and strong as he was wise and gentle. On the day John Henry was born, all the creatures of the forest, and even the sun and the moon, took note of his birth. The next day, John Henry grew--from a large, strong baby, into a huge, extremely strong man. After building his parents a fine new house (complete with an indoor swimming pool), John Henry goes out into the world, where he impresses everyone he meets with his amazing strength and kind heart. Although he is able to break through a rock that even dynamite couldn't destroy, John Henry faces his biggest challenge when he bets that, with the help of only two sledgehammers, he can tunnel through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Inspired by the American folk ballad, this picture book is illustrated with watercolor paintings and is a 1995 Caldecott Honor Book.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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