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Once, the farmer’s best friend was a red tractor. Back then, the pastures were filled with cows, and the fields were full of corn. Today, the cows are gone and the rows of corn have been replaced with row after row of identical houses. Grandpa Joe brings his grandson Timmy back to the site of the family farm, where the old house and a ramshackle barn still stand. The visit evokes many memories for Grandpa Joe, which he shares with Timmy—in particular, the majesty of his own father's shiny red tractor, now rusting in the forgotten fields.
When Grandpa Joe takes little Timmy to the old farm where he grew up, they explore the boarded-up house and fallen-down barn still standing in a developed area, as well as the rusty old tractor Grandpa Joe remembers as being brand new when he was a boy.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Multigenerational, General, Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch Life
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Michael Garland
Street Date: April 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-5299