The New Old Truck

"The New Old Truck is a magnificent children's book ... "
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Old Truck backfires, graunches gears, won’t start and often has to be towed. Retired, rejected and shut up in a shed, Old Truck feels old and useless. Is this the end for Old Truck?

In this heart-warming true story, Old Truck discovers he is not old and useless but unique and special. Educational graphics and photos show the real Old Truck’s heritage in a great line of trucks made in Alma, Michigan, USA, his long journey to New Zealand and his remarkable restoration on Silodale Farm.

Today the real Old Truck, a rare 1921 Model 10 Republic, is ‘out and about’ and much admired at vintage machinery rallies. Old Truck has featured in newspapers, magazines and on TV.

‘A charming New Zealand-based yarn... beautiful, expressive watercolor images illustrating details of farm life ... shows the joy in restoring a farm stalwart.' - Kirkus Reviews Read more

 

Paperback, 210 x 277mm, 40pp
Cover: Laminate gloss, embossed title, gold foil effect
Cost $21.95

ISBN: 978-0-473-27125-1

US PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS 2014 FOR NEW OLD TRUCK

1st Picture Book 6 years and over
1st Best Cover Design
2nd Historical Fiction

with Honorable Mentions: for Best Interior Design & Picture Book 5 and Younger

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BOOK LAUNCH, Alma, Michigan, USA:

 

Top: Author Jennifer Somervell with author/historian David McMacken (centre) and husband Ken Fletcher (right) in front of a 1928 Republic, Alma, Michigan.

Bottom: The author signing for a fan

 


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US Schools and Libraries
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Contact Alma Public Library
Email: republic@alma.lib.mi.us
Phone: (989) 463-3966

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You may also email orders to us at info@talesfromthefarm , phone us: 64 (0)3 312 4321 | Mob: 027 452 9858 or use the contact form

 

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