John Deere, That's Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer

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The illustrations are gorgeous: semiprimitive paintings with deliberate crackling for an aging effect. The winding patterns of rivers and plows are especially noteworthy. An informative look at an inventor and his invention’s impact.
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Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who!

Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please?

Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who!

Beautiful illustrations―including spectacular landscapes―reflect the time period and bring John Deere's remarkable story to life.

 

About Tracy Nelson Maurer

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Tracy Nelson Maurer is the author of over a hundred books, including many nonfiction books for children. She lives near Minneapolis with her family, and loves to interact with readers on her frequent school and library visits. tracymaurerwriter.comTim Zeltner is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Power Down, Little Robot by Anna Staniszewski and Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli. He lives in Ontario, Canada, with his wife and dog.
 
Published March 28, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.
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on Dec 06 2016

The illustrations are gorgeous: semiprimitive paintings with deliberate crackling for an aging effect. The winding patterns of rivers and plows are especially noteworthy. An informative look at an inventor and his invention’s impact.

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