John Henry: An American Legend by Ezra Jack KeatsJohn Henry: An American Legend by Ezra Jack Keats

John Henry: An American Legend

byEzra Jack Keats

Paperback | May 12, 1987

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Illus. in full color. The Caldecott Medalist's powerful classic is now reissued in a handsome paperback edition, as well as a library edition.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multicultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most im...
Title:John Henry: An American LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.94 × 7.94 × 0.15 inPublished:May 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394890523

ISBN - 13:9780394890524

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

"That steel-driving man who was born--and died--with a hammer in his hand comes vividly to life in a picture book so colorful and dramatic that surely it is the best yet by Ezra Jack Keats, a Caldecott Medal winner. . . . Each double-page spread seems to radiate the vital force that led John Henry to challenge a steam drill to a rock-drilling contest--and win".--The Chicago Tribune

Editorial Reviews

"The heroic figure of John Henry is captured in a simple rhythmic picture book. Dramatic pictures with large bold figures express the feeling of this tall tale."--(starred) School Library Journal.