Legend of John Henry, The by Terry Small

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A rhythmic retelling of a classic American folktale, marked by vividly detailed and colorful illustrations, presents the moving tale of powerful railroad worker John Henry and his race with the steam drill. Reading Level, 3.6.
 

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Published January 1, 1994 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers.
Genres: Children's Books.

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Once again, Man measures himself against Machine, with results both tragic and triumphant.

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Small's lilting, rhymed verse and lavish illustrations distinguish this retelling of the legend featuring a skilled marksman who triumphs over a cruel tyrant.

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