Title: John Deere, That’s Who
Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer
Recommended for: K-3 grade
Pages: 40 pages
Call Number/Link: E B DEERE, J.
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 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!
Comments: This is a simple read for your young John Deere lover. It has nice pictures and simple text on how John Deere, a blacksmith, changed farming. I liked how it brought up his failures, but he didn’t give up.