John Henry

John Henry

An American Legend

Book - 1965
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Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats's vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad.

Have you heard the tale?

John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. He was taller and stronger than anyone around. When men started talking about laying railroad tracks across the prairies and deserts, and right through the mountains, John Henry knew he and his hammer had to be a part of it. And drive those spikes he did! Then came the day when a challenge was announced: Who could dig a tunnel through a mountain faster--John Henry and his hammer? Or a steam drill?
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1965
ISBN: 9780394890524
0394890523
Branch Call Number: J 398.2097302 Henry-K
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill

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Miss_Jenn
Mar 15, 2015

The 50th Anniversary edition of this Ezra Jack Keats classic. John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. A true American Tall Tale with fantastic illustrations.

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