Happy Birthday to a Legend

Ezra’s vivid retelling of John Henry turns 50 this month, and Knopf Books is bringing out a special anniversary edition of the classic tale. Join us for a round of reading, storytelling and singing about this fabled steel-driving man.

John Henry Animated Read-aloud

To celebrate the anniversary edition of John Henry, we’ve added this great story to our collection of Keats animations. In this condensed version, Ezra’s powerful narrative and bold graphics will thrill young readers as this American legend comes alive.

JH_museumJohn Henry Days

It started with a statue, by the old railway tunnel. Then a summer music festival sprang up, and recently, a museum was born. Now a 26-acre county park is being developed, and a little West Virginia town is becoming a road-trip destination. Read more about how a community banded together to honor its history—and put itself on the map.

LittleDrummerWH’Tis the Season

Check out our Shopping Guide for Keats gift ideas, from stuffed toys to DVDs. This year we recommend a trio of books to warm up bedtime on a chilly night:
The Snowy Day, forever the perfect winter’s tale
The Little Drummer Boy, Ezra’s illustrated lyrics of the immortal song
God Is in the Mountain, Ezra’s illustrated selection of wise words from the world’s spiritual paths.