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Beautiful illustrations. While I did enjoy some of the exaggerations in the story, I had hoped that it would have stuck more to the facts instead of creating a far out folk tale... Read morePublished 8 months ago by LITBL
John Henry is about a baby that is born and grows so big during the first day that he shoots through the roof. The next day, he helps his dad fix the porch. Read more
Our grandson loves this story. We actually live just over an hour's drive of Talcott, WV; home of the John Henry statue and the tunnel where John Henry raced the steam drill. Read morePublished 15 months ago by jus-ax-mama
I love it! I wasn't aware that it was in fact a paperback, but other than that It was fantastic!Published 18 months ago by Janesha Scott
I'm a music teacher, so I am constantly on the look out for books I can sing to my class. John Henry is a fantastic song of a great African-American hero. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Suzon George
I like the John Henry story but this one is not my favorite--very fable, legendary flavor. I like some of the other renditions that seem a little more plausible and bring a wife... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jas