The Old Truck (Hardcover)
Norton Young Readers, 9781324005193, 48pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
Winter 2019 Kids Indie Next List
— Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX
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A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.
When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.
After long days and years of hard work leave the old truck rusting in the weeds, it’s time for the girl to roll up her sleeves. Soon she is running her own busy farm, and in the midst of all the repairing and restoring, it may be time to bring her faithful childhood companion back to life.
With an eye-catching retro design and cleverly nuanced illustrations, The Old Truck celebrates the rewards of determination and the value of imagination.
About the Author
Jarrett Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and the former CEO of a tech startup. Originally from Houston, he now lives in Austin, Texas.
Praise For The Old Truck…
This affectionate, pithy, and eloquent homage to farm life...is uncommonly charming and rewards repeat readings.
A celebration of diligence and grit, the quiet text conjures a cyclical Giving Tree–reminiscent relationship, but with a healthier, deeply loving dynamic.
This gentle chronicle of years blazes with the power of family, determination, and perseverance.
An instant classic.
The Old Truck is a quietly powerful ode to hard work and perseverance...Place this beauty on a low shelf with easy access. It will likely be in regular circulation among discerning young readers.