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A Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry
By Peter J. Thornton (illustrator) and Steve Sanfield
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Publisher August House Pub Inc
Publication date September 16, 2014
Pages 48
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781939160850
ISBN-10 1939160855
Dimensions 0.25 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $9.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This timeless ballad has been part of American folklore for over a century. Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry discovers his true calling as a steel-driving man but he inevitably meets his match in a race against a steam drill that provides a powerful metaphor for the disruption and loss of innocence created by the industrial age. John Henry gains respects from the townspeople due to his courage and strength . Thornton's charcoal drawings deftly capture the triumphal spirit of this cautionary tale.

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With Steve Sanfield | Reissue edition from August House Pub Inc (September 16, 2014)
9781939160850 | details & prices | 48 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
About: This timeless ballad has been part of American folklore for over a century.

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