John Henry: The Rambling Black Ulysses

By: Bowman, James Cloyd

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor wear to book at extremities; jacket a little rubbed/scuffed on front panel, moderate wear and shallow chipping along top edge, uneven fading to rear panel, still colorful and attractive]. (pen & ink drawings, illustrated endpapers) An enhanced retelling of the John Henry legend, "a lusty, robust tale of adventure interwoven with many typical songs and tall tales of the Old South." The author somewhat specialized in this sort of thing, having previously written "epics of American folklore" about Paul Bunyan, Winabojo (an Ojibwe spirit-boy) and Pecos Bill -- the latter the recipient of a Newbery Honor in 1938. The book's illustrator, Roy La Grone, was a faculty member at the Tuskegee Institute.

Title: John Henry: The Rambling Black Ulysses

Author: Bowman, James Cloyd

Illustrator: Illustrated by Roy La Grone

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Company: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 22121

Keywords: African American Folklore Folk Heroes