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JOHN HENRY

Author: Julius Lester
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Grades: PreK - 4
Lexile®: AD720

Guided Reading Level: O

Release Date: 1998

Themes: Folktales and Fables;African-American;
 
Based on the famous African American folk ballad "John Henry, " this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Reviews:
"...hits all the right notes...This high quality presentation shines with the joy and pain of human experience." - School Library Journal
"John Henry is a joy to watch." - Video Librarian

Awards:
ALA Notable Recording;Caldecott Honor Book;Storytelling World Awards Honor Title

 
 
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Hardcover Book/CD

Item #: WHCD377
ISBN: 9781555927417
Read-Along Feature


18:31 $29.95
Paperback Book/CD

Item #: WPCD377
ISBN: 9781555927493
Read-Along Feature


18:31 $18.95
5 Paperbacks/1CD Package

Item #: WPKG377CD
ISBN: 9781555926885
Read-Along Feature


18:31 $38.75
Audio CD

Item #: WCD377RA
ISBN: 9781555927356
Read-Along Feature


18:31 $12.95
Hardcover Book

Item #: WHB377
ISBN: 9780803716063


$17.95
Paperback Book

Item #: WPB377
ISBN: 9780140566222


$6.50
Read-Along highlights each word as it is narrated.
 
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