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Harper, Benjamin

Summary: In this graphic adaptation of the American folktale, John Henry is the strongest elf in Gem Forest, able to carve out a perfect mining tunnel with a single swing of his hammer; so when Snotsworthy the gnome invents a machine that digs tunnels without the need for paid workers, John Henry challenges the gnome to a contest on sinister Witchfinger Mountain--home to a tribe of sleeping orcs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAR

Kessler, Brad.

Summary: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rabbit Ears 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction John 1999

Keats, Ezra Jack.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1987

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 KEA

Lester, Julius.

Summary: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 LES