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Ever hear of a feller named John Henry?"" They say he was born with a 10-pound hammer in his hand! As a man, John was the fastest steel-drivin man helpin to build the railroad. So when a stranger challenged mighty John to take on a steam drill, what do you think that John Henry did? ""Kick off yer boots"" and listen to this ""fascinatin tale"" of John Henry and the steam drill.

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Cari Meister

From a young age, Cari made up stories. One of her favorite places to make up stories was on her grandpa and grandma's farm in southern Minnesota. There, she would find a quiet little spot in the corn field, or on a swing and let her imagination wander.

Cari has lived in Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She now resides in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, John, their four boys, two horses, and a very energetic runaway dog named Koki.

Cari loves to visit libraries and schools and talk about the power of the imagination and the joy of reading.

Besides writing and reading, Cari enjoys running, skiing, riding horses, yoga, and playing with Playmobil toys.

Contact information: email Cari at mice2tiny@aol.com. She would love to hear from you.

[Pronunciation guide: Cari (cuh-rye) Meister (my-stir) ]

Photo Credit: Steve Henke Copyright 2010

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