Gordon Frederickson, a Minnesota author who's written a number of illustrated books that celebrate his family's small farm in the 1950s.
Published by Beaver's Pond Press
in Edina, the books highlight Frederickson's experience of growing up on a dairy farm in New Prague. The author believes that it's there he learned lessons like the benefits of teamwork and the importance of physical activity.
As noted in Agweek, Fredrickson says that too often, agriculture is portrayed to the public as "a petting zoo," and his aim is to provide a broader view of farm life.