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John Henry (Picture Puffins) by Julius Lester (1994)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140566228, Paperback)
John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Julius Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy. Jerry Pinkney illustrates the story with "rich colors borrowed from the rocks and the earth, so beautiful that they summon their own share of smiles and tears" (Booklist).
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Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
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