Ain't Nothing But A Man: My Quest To Find The Real John Henry

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Scott Reynolds Nelson (A) and Marc Aronson (A)

List Price: $18.95 (Hardcover - History / John Henry / Folk Hero - 2007)

Who was the real John Henry? The story of this legendary African-American figure has come down to us in so many songs, stories, and plays, that the facts are often lost. Historian Scott Nelson brings John Henry alive for young readers in his personal quest for the true story of the man behind the myth. Nelson presents the famous folk song as a mystery to be unraveled, identifying the embedded clues within the lyrics, which he examines to uncover many surprising truths. He investigates the legend and reveals the real John Henry in this beautifully illustrated book. (64 pgs) Ages 10+                    

  • Lexile Measure: 1030L 
    Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
    Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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