John Henry

Tall Tales
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

This tall tale tells the story of mighty John Henry, the Black steel-driving folk hero who raced against a steam drill with just a hammer--and won. Additional features to aid comprehension include background information and historical context of the tale, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Narrative, Picture Books
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2022
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Storytime Tales
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-08-01
BISACS JUV012030, JUV012020
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Starred
  • Beginning of Text
  • Beyond the Story
  • About the Author/Illustrator
Author: Emily Dolbear

Illustrator: Kathleen Petelinsek


A noteworthy review of Tall Tales from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021

Famous American tall tales are retold for a new generation. The author uses conversational language to relay the story and follows it with an examination of the tale. Readers learn about historical facts that may have been the basis for the story as well as which aspects are made up.… View →