John Henry: An American Legend

Written and Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

The story of John Henry and how he used his hammer to lay railroad tracks across prairies and deserts and through mountains. One day he's put to a challenge: Can he dig a tunnel through a mountain faster than a steam drill? John Henry wins the challenge, but he pays the ultimate price for his hard work.

Age Range 3 - 7 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Inc
Grade Level Pre-K - 2nd
ISBN
9780394890524
Lexile AD670
Themes