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Grandpa's Tractor

Sept./Oct. 2011 California Country magazine

Grandpa's Tractor, written and illustrated by fine artist Michael Garland, finds grandpa Joe and grandson Timmy on a ride to the country—a trip back to a time when local pastures were filled with cows and chugging red tractors tilled the fields. They stop at what was once the family farm, where the old house and barn still stand and a tractor rusts in the weeds. Timmy gets a glimpse of farm life and the threat urban encroachment poses for today's family farms. $16.95 from Boyds Mills Press. Order from local booksellers or online at

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