This is the story of the tractor, from its creation
to the latest multi-purpose machine, without
which vast areas of the world would be still
uncultivated and less food produced for the
world's rapidly increasing population.|
A breath of wild spaces, a glamour of achievement, a rhythm of adventure are enjoyed in this story as the three main characters join in learning how the tractor can help them achieve their ambitions - Gavin, the Scots boy, wishes to become a hill farmer; Bluey, from Australia, sees the tractor as the means of finding the long-hidden gold of Spoon Valley, deep in the Australian outback; Imtibu, an African boy, sees it as the "mechanical key" unlocking the doors to prosperity for the people of his country, soon to be self-governing.
Hardback, with dustwrapper; red cloth with black blocking; 139x202mm; 144 pages; frontispiece and six illustrations by Frank Baber, all black and white; dustwrapper picture wraps to include the spine; front flap has 'blurb' reproduced in full - in italics above; cover price 9/6 net.