John Henry

Lester, Julius

Book - 1994
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
John Henry
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Publisher: New York :, Dial Books,, 1994
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0803716079
Branch Call Number: 398.0973 Le
Characteristics: 38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry


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Apr 14, 2013

John Henry is a tale that has been told for many of years. Julius Lester decided to turn this tale into a picture book. I would recommend this picture book to both teachers and parents. This book is a suitable way to introduce slavery into a way for young children to understand it. It also has an underlying moral that hard work pays off and it begins while you are young. There are not too many words and the words are not too large. The words are meant to enhance the child's mind and to help them think. I would also recommend this book because the illustrations are phenomenal. These illustrations tell as much of the story as the words do, they are absolutely remarkable. The words and the illustrations tie in with each other.


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Apr 14, 2013

BSKing thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9


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Apr 14, 2013

No one knows if John Henry was a real person but the image of him shows he had great work ethics.This is a picture book about a slave that was born to work. He work so hard the sun wasn't even up and well rested in order to shine for him.


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Apr 14, 2013

"Get up from there! I got things to do and I need light to do 'em by."


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