From the creators of Red Truck, Yellow Copter, and Blue Boat comes a delightful new story about a helpful tractor getting ready for Harvest Day just in time for fall! It's Harvest Day at the farm, but before the kids arrive Green Tractor has to help their farmer friend get everything ready. They have to move big boulders using the hayfork and plow the land for the pumpkin races. And when the kids get there, it's time for Green Tractor to shine by pulling the wagon for the hayride! Kersten Hamilton and Valeria Patrone are back to add a new color and friendly helper vehicle to their beloved book series.
The Old Red Tractor is part of the Jolly Phonics Readers Level 3 Inky Mouse and Friends series. It is the third of four levels of decodable books, providing the best start for children just starting to read. In addition to the 42 letter sounds, and /y/ used for the /ee/ sound at the end of words like ‘funny’, Level 3 introduces the ‘magic e’ for spelling words with the long vowels, as in ‘make’, ‘like’, ‘bone’ and ‘tune’. Tricky words are shown at the beginning of each book. Comprehension questions and discussion topics are provided at the end of each book. Also includes guidance for teachers and parents. Light type is used as a guide for those few letters that should not be sounded out, such as the /b/ in lamb. Titles included in the Inky Mouse and Friends series: What’s in the Box? The Old Red Tractor The Model Boat Wait and See! The Bad-Tempered Goat The Tree That Blinked
Once there were no stone walls. For the fiercely idealistic Yankee homesteader, a small family farm was worth fighting for, and the rocky soil yielded far more than walls. Cleared and plowed, it fed a family and provided a living. Oxen gave way to horses, horses to tractors, and still the farm persisted and the family persevered, each generation overcoming the challenges of their day. Two hundred years later, the farm, ever generous in its rewards, has not changed; but society has shifted, forgetting its connection to the land that nourishes us. It is time we remembered. Birth, Death and a Tractor is the story of a small family farm in Somerville, Maine, from its settling in the early 1800s to its perilous transfer to a new farm family in 2008. Chronicling the history of seven generations, it is a reminder of the role small farms have played in our national and family histories, and a challenge to find innovative ways to re-connect our communities to this rich but threatened resource.
In the 1960s and 1970s, John Deere’s tractors evolved dramatically from small machines into large, powerful tractors with modern advances and muscular engines; it was a period of the greatest changes since the 1920s. Deere christened these tractors the New Generation. This book in the Tractor Legacy series examines these Big Green machines in detail, with archival and current photography of restored tractors, a thorough historical text, and details of model specifications and variations.
Beginning in 1914 and continuing through all major Allis-Chalmers farm tractors and crawlers built as late as 1963, this pocket-size compendium offers specifications and ratings for more than 60 models and their variants. The listings, accompanied by a selection of archival photos illustrating the tractors, include all the vital facts and figures an owner or prospective buyer needs. And the handy trim size makes it an ideal take-along reference for auctions and sales.