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John Henry

$18.99 USD
Like a shooting star, John Henry was born to move in a blaze of light, and they laid eyes on him. All the creatures from the biggest black bears to the fastest white-tailed deer to the proudest blue jays gathered around the admire the brand-new baby sparkling with life. John Henry was so strong, he could lift his cradle into the air like a feather. He grew so fast, he burst through the porch roof and then laughed so loud, he scared the sun! Soon John Henry was swinging his two huge sledgehammers as smooth as ribbon. Meeting up with a crew building a railroad line, he knew that he could dig through a mountain faster than their steam drill, so he decided to race it. Nothing could 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 hero becomes as awesome as a natural phenomenon, yet as familiar as a strong older brother. The watercolor paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Jerry Pinkney show John Henry's energy bursting from nature.

• Hardcover

• 40 pages

• Ideal for ages 4-8 years

Of Special Note: 10% of sales from this book will be used to fund the educational needs of children living in rural Nepal. Working directly with our makers there, we will be an active part of ensuring that all donated funds will go to improving their village school, including hiring of teachers, providing school supplies, and sponsoring children that would otherwise be financially unable to receive an education. We thank you for partnering with us in helping Nepal’s rising generation!

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