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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jones C. Christianne Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Capstone Publishers, Inc Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Retells some of the legends of John Henry, an African-American hero who raced against a steam drill to lay railroad tracks on a mountain. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassi | 2/12/2014

    " I like the fact that the wording in the book is time-frame friendly. the pictures are abstract and interesting. I like the idea of reading this and then showing them the Disney video of John Henry.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Pohlig | 2/10/2014

    " This might be my favorite tall tale! The pictures are wonderful and the words flow nicely from the tongue. A great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla Schum | 2/10/2014

    " This book is about John Henry a man that was stronger then anything. He wages that he can beat a steam drill through a mountain just using his arms and hammer. This book would be good for students to read during class, it will also grab their attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Kirby | 1/7/2014

    " This tall tale of the legendary John Henry takes me back to my childhood each time I read it. As a young boy I wished to be as strong and unbeatable as John Henry. The story truly grasps the readers in it's attempt to tell the epic life and eventual death of one of Americas greatest iconic heroes. I give this story a full five because it never gets old and like the legend of John Henry it never dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ch_charonbradley | 1/6/2014

    " In 1990, John Henry, a children picture book written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book. To be named a Cadecott Medal or Honor Book recipient is a prestigious honor. What I learned from this book is that you must live your life, day by day, as if it is your last. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelby Rose Rogers | 12/29/2013

    " This book was decent, but I just could not really get into the story because it was so over the top. I mean as a younger student I might have enjoyed it a little more, but even then I would have known it was make believe. Ths author did an okay job writing it, but the thing I enjoyed the most was the pictures. I would use this as an example of a tall tale and legend in my classroom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie Beck | 12/20/2013

    " Retelling of John Henry's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronda | 12/19/2013

    " What a great book to use for a tall tales lesson! I paired this story with a version of the song and asked my students to compare the two. (Gave me a chance to bring the banjo into the library too!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. | 11/25/2013

    " One of our favorite tall tale books. It is worth reading. Really strong men would enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 5/17/2013

    " This is a beautifully illustrated version of the story of John Henry. The man who competed against the steam drill while building the rail road. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 3/25/2013

    " Caldecott Honor Book 1995, ALA Notable Book, Aesop Prize "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ebony Hargett | 11/9/2012

    " This is a good book for a discussion on historical tales/people. The text also expresses words using all capitals. This is good for teaching young writers how to use various forms to express words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee | 9/18/2012

    " Written by Julius Lester, with text faithful to the ballad sung by himself! Artwork was prepared by Jerry Pinkney with pencil, colored pencils, and watercolor. A 1995 Caldecott Honor Book. Subject heading: John Henry (Legendary character). Great example of a tall tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 8/3/2012

    " tall tale, beautiful illustrations, some dialect "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Kasso | 11/4/2010

    " Love it! Rich in figurative language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Swider | 1/4/2010

    " Can be used as a mentor text in writing workshop for word choice and pacing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heloyce | 10/31/2009

    " Attended a book conference with Jerry Pinkney (illustrator) as a guest speaker. The story is based on a legend and well told. But his artwork is extraordinary. In every case it would be five stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/14/2009

    " This won a Caldecott Honor for the beautiful pictures. Great retelling. Beautiful story of the indomitable human spirit. "

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