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John Henry : An American Legend

by Ezra Jack Keats


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?

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Book Information

Copyright year 1993
ISBN-13 9780394890524
ISBN-10 0394890523
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Fiction;Juvenile Fiction;Juvenile Nonfiction;Social Science
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 32
Shelf No. KQ492
Grade Range 0 - 2
Ages 3 - 7
Lexile AD520L
Curriculums Amplify ELA 2016, EngageNY 2016, Wit and Wisdom Trademarks