John Henry, Steel-Drivin' Elf: A Graphic Novel

John Henry, Steel-Drivin' Elf: A Graphic Novel


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In Gem Forest there's no stronger elf than John Henry. With a single swing of his hammer, he can carve out a perfect mining tunnel. So when a sales-gnome says he has a machine that digs better than any miner, John Henry is ready to prove him wrong. But as the contest begins, the device shakes the mountain--and awakens a nest of vicious orcs! Can John Henry defeat the creatures and the gnome's contraption? In this Far Out Folktale, the legend of America's famous hammerin' hero gets twisted about to create an exciting graphic novel adventure for kids!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496580092
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Series: Far Out Folktales
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 834,546
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Benjamin Harper has worked as an editor at Lucasfilm LTD. and DC Comics. He currently works at Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Burbank, California.   He has written many books, including Obsessed With Star Wars and Thank You, Superman!

Alex Lopez is from Sabadell, Spain.  He became a professional illustrator and comic-book artist in 2001, but he’s been drawing ever since he can remember.  Lopez’s pieces have been published in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, and Turkey. He’s also worked on a variety of projects from illustrated books to video games to marketing pieces.


• Classic John Henry folktale reworked with fun, modern twist. Perfect for engaging readers and great for comparison and contrast lessons. • Spin-off of popular Far Out Fairy Tales and Far Out Fables series  • Back matter extras include info on the original tale and a guide to the Far Out twists, plus visual comprehension questions that critically engage students with the popular graphic novel format

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