John Henry

John Henry

Julius Lester - Author

Jerry Pinkney - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780803716063 | 40 pages | 01 Oct 1994 | Dial | 9.88 x 11.85in | 4 - AND UP years
Additional Formats:
  • Caldecott Honor
    ALA Notable Book
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Celebrating Ten Years with John Henry

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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