Pioneer Plowmaker: A Story about John Deere
The moist soil of the Midwest stopped any plow used by sticking to the blade. The farmers thought a self-cleaning plow could not be made. But John Deere did not. The young blacksmith built a self-scouring plow, and with this small start, he founded the famous farm implement company Deere & Company. This lively and accurate text presents this hardworking, idealistic man whose steel plow opened up some of the world's richest farmland. A story to inspire any reader. (64pp. illus. Astragal Press, 1990.)
Juvenile literature. Ages 8-12.