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Product Description: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.   Have you heard the tale? John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand...read more

Hardcover:

9780553513073 | 50 anv edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 23, 2014), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.

Library:

9780553513080 | 50 anv edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 23, 2014), cover price $20.99 | About this edition: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.

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Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
By Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140566222 | Puffin, December 1, 1999, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

School and Library:

9780803716063 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1994, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Library:

9780803716070 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1994, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Reinforced:

9780606174183 | Demco Media, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | also contains John Henry | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Prebinding:

9781442007147 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains John Henry

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Book by Pinkney, Jerry
By Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780788206825 | Har/cas edition (Weston Woods, June 1, 1998), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Book by Pinkney, Jerry

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780788200861 | Weston Woods, June 1, 1998, cover price $6.95

Reinforced:

9780606174183 | Demco Media, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | also contains John Henry | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Prebinding:

9781442007147 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains John Henry

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Product Description: The ballad "John Henry" is the most recorded folk song in American history and John Henry--the mighty railroad man who could blast through rock faster than a steam drill--is a towering figure in our culture. In Steel Drivin' Man, Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on one of the most dangerous enterprises of the time, the first rail route through the Appalachian Mountains...read more

Hardcover:

9780195300109 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 28, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The story of John Henry, the mighty railroad man who has become a towering figure in American culture, is told in this portrait of the most recorded folk song in American history.

Paperback:

9780195341195 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 4, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The ballad "John Henry" is the most recorded folk song in American history and John Henry--the mighty railroad man who could blast through rock faster than a steam drill--is a towering figure in our culture.

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Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure.

Library:

9781426300011 | Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, December 11, 2007, cover price $27.90 | About this edition: Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure.

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Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure.

Hardcover:

9781426300004 | Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, December 11, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure.

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

Prebinding:

9780785718628 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

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Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam drill to a steel-driving contest
By Patricia Jensen and Roseanne Litzinger (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780816731572 | Troll Communications Llc, February 1, 1995, cover price $3.50 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam drill to a steel-driving contest

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Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam drill to a steel-driving contest
By Patricia Jensen and Roseanne Litzinger (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780816731565 | Troll Communications Llc, October 1, 1996, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam drill to a steel-driving contest

Reinforced:

9780606077477 | Demco Media, February 1, 1995, cover price $9.60 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam drill to a steel-driving contest

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A rhythmic retelling of a classic American folktale, marked by vividly detailed and colorful illustrations, presents the moving tale of powerful railroad worker John Henry and his race with the steam drill. Reading Level, 3.6.

Hardcover:

9780385311687 | Doubleday, February 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A Herculean steel driver on the railroad pits his strength and speed against the new steam hammer which is putting men out of jobs

Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam hammer to a steel-driving contest.

Hardcover:

9780879236304 | David R Godine Pub, September 1, 1986, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Prose version of the classic American folksong about John Henry, the legendary 'steel driving man' who wins a race with his nemesis, the steam drill, only to lose his life in the process

Paperback:

9780879238445 | Reprint edition (David R Godine Pub, May 1, 1990), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Prose version of the classic American folksong about John Henry, the legendary 'steel driving man' who wins a race with his nemesis, the steam drill, only to lose his life in the process

Reinforced:

9780606044882 | Demco Media, May 1, 1990, cover price $16.50 | About this edition: Prose version of the classic American folksong about John Henry, the legendary 'steel driving man' who wins a race with his nemesis, the steam drill, only to lose his life in the process

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John Henry, a Black laborer working for the railroad, uses two twenty-pound hammers to beat the company's new steam drill in a race to finish a mountain tunnel.

Hardcover:

9780943718187 | Contemporary Books, March 1, 1989, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: John Henry, a Black laborer working for the railroad, uses two twenty-pound hammers to beat the company's new steam drill in a race to finish a mountain tunnel.

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Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand

Paperback:

9780394890524 | Reprint edition (Dragonfly, April 1, 1987), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand

Library:

9780394990521 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1987), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand

Reinforced:

9780606022545 | Demco Media, April 1, 1987, cover price $15.85 | About this edition: Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand

Prebinding:

9780833539755 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand

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Hardcover:

9780313222504 | Greenwood Pub Group, April 1, 1983, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Product information not available.

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Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam hammer to a steel-driving contest.

Paperback:

9780893753030 | Troll Communications Llc, June 1, 1980, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: John Henry becomes a legend when he helps to build the Big Bend Tunnel for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and he proves to be faster than a new machine--the steam drill

School and Library:

9780893753047 | Troll Communications Llc, February 1, 1980, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: John Henry becomes a legend when he helps to build the Big Bend Tunnel for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and he proves to be faster than a new machine--the steam drill

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Product Description: Hardcover

Library:

9780394912912 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 1, 1962, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Hardcover

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