The New Old Truck by Jennifer & Margery Fern Somervell

The New Old Truck by Jennifer & Margery Fern Somervell

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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