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John Henry

Julius Lester - Author

Jerry Pinkney - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780140566222 | 40 pages | 01 Dec 1999 | Puffin | 9.56 x 11.37in | 8 - 12 years
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Awards
  • Caldecott Honor
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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).

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