The Old Truck

The Old Truck Book Details

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.

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  • Robbi Caldwell

    As a girl who grew up adoring her dad and helping him work on cars, who was taught to appreciate old cars and trucks by her parents, who was toted around to various car shows for family vacations, who...

  • Cheryl

    Pre-read Squee:The author of Truck: A Love Story, my favorite, Michael Perry, would appreciate this. His daughters are past picture-book age, but his oldest is, iiuc, so much like the character in thi...

  • Rod Brown

    Vaguely interesting intellectually, especially for busting stereotypes all over the place, but it just never came alive for me. Anyone familiar with my reviews will not be surprised to hear I was not ...

  • Sarah Sammis

    The life of an old truck as seen through multiple generations of farmers. Illustrations created by making stamps. Very cool!

  • Jamila

    I love this simple narrative about family, farming, perseverance, dreaming, and the passage of time. The illustrations made from uniquely carved stamps (linoleum blocks) are delightful and brilliant!...

  • Linda

    My son-in-law owns an 'old truck' and loves this book, can tell a few stories about those old trucks in his past. Endpapers tell that Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey created over 250 stamps to create the...

  • Julie

    Lots of things to love about this children's picture book. The illustrations are a gentle throwback to a simpler time. The little girl depicted grows into a mechanically inclined woman who eventually ...

  • Anne

    Read it. An old farm truck grows older as a young girl grows up. Lovely stamped illustrations in a simple color palette. History repeats itself....

  • Austin

    A minimal-style story about time, change, posterity, hard-work. Many things. I think it's a pretty solid metaphor for what I imagine the generational life of a family farm would be. I found it a littl...

  • Rachel Yoder

    I loved the messages of this bookof strong women, gender roles, rural life, persistence... great book!...