Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry

Steve Sanfield (author), Peter Thornton (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9781939160850

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Description

This timeless ballad has been part of American folklore for over a century. Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry discovers his true calling as a steel-driving man but he inevitably meets his match in a race against a steam drill that provides a powerful metaphor for the disruption and loss of innocence created by the industrial age. Thornton's charcoal drawings deftly capture the triumphal spirit of this cautionary tale.

Reading Level
Lexile
790L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
5.1
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
History Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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