John Henry

John Henry


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Format
Hardcover
Price
$18.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803716063
  • 48 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 4-8 years

Overview

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.
John Henry

John Henry

Julius Lester, Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Awards

ALA Notable Book – winner
Caldecott Honor Book – winner
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