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The Resource John Henry, by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney

John Henry, by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney

Label
John Henry
Title
John Henry
Statement of responsibility
by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Typographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1995
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, 1995.
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Grades K-3, 1997.
Awards note
Caldecott Honor Book, 1995; American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
093796
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lester, Julius
Credits note
Music composed by Crystal Taliefero
Dewey number
  • 398.21
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD620L
  • Decoding demand: 69 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 82 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 96 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 82 (very high)
  • Elementary Grade
  • 720
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PS3562.E853
LC item number
J64 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
PerformerNote
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
Reading level
  • 4
  • 4.0.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pinkney, Jerry
  • Bierhorst, Jane Byers
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
  • BCU Juvenile Reading; PB; 4.0
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry, John
  • Muscle strength
  • Giants
  • Singing
  • Machinery
  • Competition
  • Contests
  • Rainbows
  • Confidence
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Fairness
  • Work ethic
  • Racing
  • Fuelwood cutting
  • Infants
  • Death
  • Railroad stories
  • Tales
  • Henry, John
  • African Americans
  • Folklore
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Competition
  • Confidence
  • Contests
  • Death
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Fairness
  • Fuelwood cutting
  • Giants
  • Infants
  • Henry, John
  • Machinery
  • Muscle strength
  • Racing
  • Railroad stories
  • Rainbows
  • Singing
  • Tales
  • Work ethic
Target audience
juvenile
Label
John Henry, by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Typography by Jane Byers Bierhorst"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
233879
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
38 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803716063
Lccn
93034583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803716063
  • (OCoLC)28966718
Label
John Henry, by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Typography by Jane Byers Bierhorst"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
233879
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
38 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803716063
Lccn
93034583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803716063
  • (OCoLC)28966718

Library Locations

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