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John Henry
By Jerry Pinkney (illustrator) and Julius Lester
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication date October 1, 1994
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803716063
ISBN-10 0803716060
Dimensions 0.50 by 10 by 12 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140566222
 
from Puffin (December 1, 1999)
9780140566222 | details & prices | 9.75 × 12.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
School and Library
Book cover for 9780803716063
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dial Books for Young Readers (October 1, 1994)
9780803716063 | details & prices | 10.00 × 12.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.05 lbs | List price $18.99
About: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
Library
Book cover for 9780803716070
 
from Dial Books for Young Readers (September 1, 1994)
9780803716070 | details & prices | 10.00 × 12.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.20 lbs | List price $16.89
About: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606174183
 
from Demco Media (September 1, 1999)
9780606174183 | details & prices | 9.25 × 12.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains John Henry
About: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781442007147
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781442007147 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | List price $16.99
This edition also contains John Henry
About: Nothing can stop John Henry-no boulder, no mountain, and definitely no steam drill.

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