Library:ADCLP/John Henry (Lester)

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John Henry (Lester) / by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.

Summary

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Keywords

African Americans, Character traits, John Henry, Legends, Perseverance, Pride, United States Folktales

Reading Levels

Ages 3 - 8 / Kindergarten - Grade 3

Awards

  • Caldecott Medal

Publication History

  • New York : Dial, 1994. [40] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. ISBN 0803716079 (lib. bdg.) 0803716060 (trade) OCLC 28966718
  • [Boston] : National Braille Press, 1995. 1 v. of print and braille (braille p. i-xiv and 1-33) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Braille ed.. ISBN 0803716079 (lib. bdg.) 0803716060 (trade)
  • New York : Dial Books, 1995. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm. ISBN 0590539361
  • [Boston] : National Braille Press, 1995. 1 v. of print and braille (braille p. i-xiv and 1-33) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Braille ed.. OCLC 34057222
  • New York : Dial Books, 1995. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm. OCLC 33294984
  • New York, NY : Scholastic, 1998. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm. ISBN 059053937X (pbk.) OCLC 44752332
  • New York : Puffin Books, 1999. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm. ISBN 0140566228 (pbk.) OCLC 43272272

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