6 edition of John Henry (Tall Tales) found in the catalog.
by Compass Point Books
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
John Henry, hero of a widely sung U.S. black folk ballad. It describes his contest with a steam drill, in which John Henry crushed more rock than did the machine but died “with his hammer in his hand.” Writers and artists see in John Henry a symbol of man’s foredoomed struggle against the machine. John Henry was a steel driver, a man who used a sledge hammer to pound steel drills to make holes in rock. In tunnel boring the rock was blasted away by explosives packed into drilled holes.
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John Henry is a fantastic song of a great African-American hero. While the prose of Julius Lester sings, it isn't the lyrics to the song, so it didn't really meet my needs.
It does however read aloud with majesty and grace. I am keeping it for my daughter to enjoy as a bedtime story/5(63). With regard to Julius Lester's John Henry, it is in particular illustrator Jerry Pinkney's Caldecott Honour winning accompanying illustrations which I have always found (and ever since first reading the book as a library copy a couple of years ago) very much personally and visually impressive (expressive).For although Pinkney's pictorial renderings are at times perhaps almost a /5.
The legend of John Henry has been celebrated in song and story for generations, but my favorite version is the children's picture book John Henry by Julius Lester, with illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. Julius Lester's John Henry is based on the African American folk ballad "John Henry," the tale of John Henry, the steel-driving man who was bigger and stronger than anyone and the competition.
Tells the factual story of John Henry well, but I was expecting something a little more from Ezra Jack Keats, whose books about African American boys in the city have been with me for 40 years and now enchant my son.
This is a good book for a person with normal politics -I just wanted something more militant re the politics surrounding John Cited by: Looking for books by John Henry. See all books authored by John Henry, including Romantic Wedding Flowers: The Complete Guide to Selecting Beautiful Flowers for Your Wedding, and Flowers by Design Vol.
1: The Basics of Floral Design, and more on In the book Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend, historian Scott Reynolds Nelson detailed his discovering documentation of a year-old African-American man alternately referred to as John Henry, John W.
Henry, or John William Henry in previously unexplored prison records of the Virginia Penitentiary. John Henry: An American Legend is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, which tells a story about John Henry, who was born with a hammer in his hand and was inspired by the American folk hero of the same name.
The text is rather simple and straightforward.4/5. The Legend of John Henry • Level M 15 16 The other workers were sad to lose John Henry. But they were also proud of him for saving their jobs. From that day on, they sang a new song as they worked. It was a song about John Henry, the steel-driving man.
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John Henry is shown to be caring to his friends and intimidating to his enemies. Abilities. Hammer Proficiency: John Henry is skilled with a hammer.
Trivia. John Henry is the second character to be mentioned in both a Rick Riordan and Rick Riordan Presents series, the first being Indra. John Henry is the first Magnus Chase character to appear Appearances: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. John Henry is a children's picture book by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
It is about the American legendary figure John Henry. Reception. The Horn Book Magazine, in a review of John Henry, wrote "The original legend of John Henry. has been enhanced and enriched, in Lester's retelling, with wonderful contemporary details Author: Julius Lester.
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Added Recently. Please join our John Henry Yahoo discussion group. Read Dr. Scott Reynolds Nelson's new book John Henry: the Untold Story of an American Legend now.
You can also read a Q&A Session with Dr. Nelson and a book review on the College of William and Mary's News Site. Garst provides his perspective on ideas presented in Dr. Nelson's new book. About John Henry.
Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney’s warm, humorous retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad. When John Henry was born the birds, bears, rabbits, and even a unicorn came to see him. He grew so fast, he burst right through the porch roof, and laughed so loud, he scared the sun.
John Henry said to his captain: “A man ain’t nothin’ but a man, And before I’ll let your steam drill beat me down, I’ll die with my hammer in my hand.” The John Henry ballads probably originated as work songs for steel-drivers and other rail workers in the s, and became more generalized as chain gang, worker, and prison songs.
The book was also a Boston Globe -Horn Book Award winner, a Parents Magazine Best Book, and an ALA Notable Book, among other honors. Nothing can stop John Henry — no boulder, no mountain, and definitely no steam drill.
Newbery Honor winner Julius Lester writes with such power that this African-American folk. The real John Henry probably died in a tunnel collapse, historians say. However, the story of John Henry is much bigger than a single person.
The story of John Henry tells a story bigger than history, and it's a story that tells us about the everyday concerns of the people who told it. View the profiles of people named John Henry.
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People still talk about the night John Henry was born. It was dark and cloudy. Then, lightning lit up the night sky. John Henry’s birth was a big event. His parents showed him to everyone they met. John Henry was the most powerful looking baby people had ever seen.
He had thick arms, wide shoulders and strong muscles.John Henry is an artificial intelligence, built with the second Turk as its basis by the Zeira Corporation. It is the core of the Project Babylon and was in direct control of the system in Zeira Corporation's Headquarters.
It is named by Dr. Boyd Sherman as he assisted with the development of the artificial intelligence after a 19th Century folk hero, who defeated a machine but was unable to Affiliations: Zeira Corporation "Cyborg Resistance". Soon John Henry is swinging two huge sledgehammers to build roads, pulverizing boulders, and smashing rocks to smithereens.
He's stronger than ten men and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Nothing can stop John Henry, and his courage stays with us forever.
A Caldecott Honor Book/5(23).