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Publisher's Summary

Based on the famous African American folk ballad John Henry, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited young man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.
©1994 Dial (P)1998 Weston Woods
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4 out of 5 stars
By Vadim Ogiyevich on 02-04-18

Good Narrator

What did you like about this audiobook?

short but sweet, I am an adult however I was still drawn in to listen to the full book.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

John Henry he is a very simple character but one that sets a good example.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

everything was excellent

Do you have any additional comments?

no

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paris Inman on 09-17-16

My little ones love jacooooootci line and LOL

My 4 y/o twins love this story and both the audio and printed book versions. My older sons,now 21 and 19 abd in college enhoyed the book as well when they were toddlers. Thanks!

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