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John Henry  Cover Image Book Book

John Henry / Tale retold by Bill Balcziak; illustrated by Drew Rose.

Balcziak, Bill, 1962- (Author). Rose, Drew, (illustrator.).


Presents the life story of John Henry, the African American railroad legend known as the "Steel Driving Man."

Record details

  • ISBN: 0756504570
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, [2003]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
640L Lexile
Decoding demand: 67 (high) Semantic demand: 92 (very high) Syntactic demand: 83 (very high) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 67112.
Subject: Henry, John (Legendary character) > Legends.
African Americans > Folklore.
Folklore > United States.
Genre: Tall tales.

Available copies

  • 13 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Reynolds County Library District.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Reynolds County Library - Bunker Library E 398.2 BAL (Text) 3247100543170 Easy Reader Fiction Checked out 10/04/2023

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