Pioneer Plowmaker

A Story about John Deere

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In the 1800s, the moist soil of the Midwest would stick to plow blades, stopping the farmers as they plowed. Young blacksmith John Deere knew about the problem, so he designed and built a self-scouring plow. With this small start, he founded the famous farm implement company Deere & Company and started down the road to success.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-263-8
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1990
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JNF007090, JNF033000, JNF007020
Dewey 921
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level S
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Steve Michaels

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →