John Henry

John Henry

Book - 1994
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c1994.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780803716063
0803716060
9780803716070
0803716079
Branch Call Number: j 398.2097 US TALL JOHN HEN
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry

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BookEMonster
Jan 31, 2018

Before Dolemite, before Staga' Lee, the OG superstar of rhymes/snaps/toasts/dozens, the AMAZING John Henry! This is great telling of the tale with beautiful illustrations!

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BSKing
Apr 14, 2013

John Henry is a tale that has been told for many of years. Julius Lester decided to turn this tale into a picture book. I would recommend this picture book to both teachers and parents. This book is a suitable way to introduce slavery into a way for young children to understand it. It also has an underlying moral that hard work pays off and it begins while you are young. There are not too many words and the words are not too large. The words are meant to enhance the child's mind and to help them think. I would also recommend this book because the illustrations are phenomenal. These illustrations tell as much of the story as the words do, they are absolutely remarkable. The words and the illustrations tie in with each other.

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BSKing
Apr 14, 2013

BSKing thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9

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BSKing
Apr 14, 2013

No one knows if John Henry was a real person but the image of him shows he had great work ethics.This is a picture book about a slave that was born to work. He work so hard the sun wasn't even up and well rested in order to shine for him.

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BSKing
Apr 14, 2013

"Get up from there! I got things to do and I need light to do 'em by."

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