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The tall tale of John Henry

by David Neufeld

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Scholastic, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans,
  • Legends,
  • John Henry (Legendary character),
  • Folklore

  • About the Edition

    Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born with and who died with a hammer in his hand.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby David Neufeld ; illustrated by Michael Hobbs
    ContributionsHobbs, Michael
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLT4221.5t.N48 T35 2002
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 pages :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26500039M
    ISBN 100439351561
    ISBN 109780439351560
    LC Control Number2004270461
    OCLC/WorldCa67113361

    John Henry was the strongest and fastest man involved in the project. He used a hammer that weighed more than six kilograms. Some people say he was able to cut a path of three to six meters a : VOA Learning English. ©Primary Concepts 3 John Henry Have you ever heard the tale of John Henry? He worked long ago on the railroads. He was strong. He worked hard. He was the best railroad worker ever. No one knows for sure if there ever was a real John Henry. 4 But many songs tell of such a man. 5 6 2 1 3 _RT_JohnHenry 12/19/08 AM Page 3File Size: KB.

    Some exagerations anbout jihn henry were that he dug through the alagany mountains only with two steel hammers. Wow what an eaxagerations! • Identify tall tales as a type of fiction • Demonstrate familiarity with the tall tale “John Henry” • Identify the characters, plot, and setting of “John Henry” • Identify exaggeration and larger-than-life characters as characteristics of tall tales • Identify the exaggerations in “John Henry”.

    You may want to read excerpts from a book or website about John Henry. Ask if students know the definition of a tall tale. Guide students to understand that a tall tale is a story that has some fact, but the truth can be exaggerated. Play the John Henry clip and talk about how the music is influenced by the tall tale. Going alone to a lake to try to decide what to do, he falls asleep on a boat and wakes to find himself in the wild west, in the company of such "tall tale" legends as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Calamity Jane. Together, they battle the same villains Daniel is facing in his "real" world. —.


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The tall tale of John Henry by David Neufeld Download PDF EPUB FB2

Product details Paperback Publisher: Scholastic () ISBN ISBN Package Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: Be the first to write a review Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5, in Books Author: David Neufeld. In this tall tale, a former slave and giant of a man named John Henry beats a steam-powered drill through a rock mountain.

The story of John Henry tells a story bigger than history, and it's a story that tells us about the everyday concerns of the people who told it.

John Henry grew up in a world that did not let children stay children for long. One day, he was sitting on his father’s knee. The boy picked up a small piece of steel and a workman’s tool. John Henry: Tall Tale According to some historians, this tall tale is based on an actual event involving an African-American steel driver.

The contest that culminates the tale is said to have taken place in the s. The mini-book also includes extensions and tips. Julius Lester’s “John Henry” is a tall tale that tells the story of African American folk hero John Henry.

The most prominent rhetorical device Lester employs in his tale is the use of hyperbole to over exaggerate the great accomplishments of the esteemed legend John Henry/5. John Henry and the Railroad is a fresh take on the legendary tall tale – watch the short film right now.

In most versions of the famous tall tale, John Henry was 7 feet tall and could drive a hammer faster than any man alive. When a powerful machine threatens his job on the railroad, Henry competes against the machine and wins.

Julius Lester's story of John Henry begins with his birth and immediate growth to a size so large that "his head and shoulders busted through the roof which was over the porch" of his family's home in s West Virginia.

The tall tale continues with the saga of how John Henry grew big, strong, fast, and fearless. The Legend of John Henry • Level M 11 12 John Henry knew he had to beat the machine. If the machine won, the boss would fire the men and use the machine to drill through Big Bend Mountain.

But if John Henry won, the boss wouldn’t want the machine. He’d keep paying the men. For the first time in his life, John Henry looked kind of small. OrFile Size: 1MB. The book is an educational and somewhat whimsical read that tells children the tale of John Henry, a folklore hero from the railroad building days of the United States.

John Henry is presented as a daring and hardworking man who takes deep pride in his work and in his personal strength, and who enjoys helping others through his efforts.4/5. Valu-Book; Tall Tale of John Henry; Tall Tale of John Henry.

Out of stock. John Henry was a former slave. Some say he was a giant of a man. He must have been. He could swing a pound hammer all day long. John Henry was the only man to beat a steam-powered drill through a rock mountain.

He became a legend. John Henry is one of the most famous American tall tales. Readers will be introduced to John Henry, who grew up as a slave and went on to be known as the fastest and strongest steel driver on the railroad.

The story can serve as an engaging introduction to the classic “man vs. machine” conflict. John Henry’s talent was evident at an early age when he helped his daddy, but was cemented in American folklore when he took on the steam drill.

His place among American tall tale heroes is chronicled in richly detailed watercolors and language. Lessons From the Tall Tale of John Henry It all reminds me of the tall tale of John Henry. According to folklore, John Henry was the strongest man in the world. He worked as a steel driver, and his job was to drive his hammer into the mountains and pave a way for a new railroad.

It was said he could work for hours without missing a beat. Tall Tales Book List. Read More. Sort by Name. Book $ Add to Cart.

Save to Wishlist. From the Teacher Store Book John Henry, an American Legend By. Ezra Jack Keats. Grade. Book Johnny Appleseed A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North By. Peter Sís.

Grade s. K "John Henry w as indeed a mighty man", as it states in the story. Known from a "tall tale", dating back to the early 19th century. He is a subject of legend and song, who was most likely born in Alabama or West Virginia. There is some research that shows John Henry could have been a former emancipated slave born between the 's and 's.

These narratives were probably invented as short stories in a book by Edward S. O'Reilly in the early 20th Century and are considered to be an example of fakelore.

John Henry Bedtime Story Audiobook josh. tall tale of a freed slave who worked on 🤔💪How did John Henry beat the steam drill. 👏😃🏆 We went to the tunnel to find out. John Henry, he just pulled out two pound hammers, one in each hand. They drilled and drilled, dust rising everywhere.

The men were howling and cheering. At the end of 35 minutes, John Henry had drilled two seven foot holes - a total of fourteen feet, while. Unit 7: Tall Tales text author level location Tall Tales 4 th Grade set (connects geography into a close reading lesson) -Mike Fink Paul Bunyan Stormalong Sally Ann Thunder Ann Febold Feboldson varied varied Reading A!Z Annie Oakley Rus Buyok Level 0 (F&P M) Reading A!Z The Legend of John Henry Heather Banks Level M (F&P L) Reading A!Z.

From what we know, John Henry was born a slave in the s or s in North Carolina or Virginia. He grew to stand 6 feet tall, pounds - a giant in that day. He had an immense appetite, and an even greater capacity for work.

He carried a beautiful baritone voice, and was a. For all of the American tall tales, there are only a few that emerged from the stories of slaves, but the classic story of John Henry is one of them.

This book, which is the tale retold by Stephanie True Peters, is just as I remembered it, with John Henry emerging as a hero of the working class at the end of the book, celebrated at his funeral.From NPR's Present at the Creation - John Henry: Though the story of John Henry sounds like the quintessential tall tale, it is certainly based, at least in part, on historical circumstance.

There are disputes as to where the legend originates. Some place John Henry in West Virginia, while recent research suggests Alabama. Still, all share a.