Children’s farm book recalls Huber tractor and his life


VIRDEN, Ill. — Jane Aumann and Cindy Ladage’s new book, My Name is Huber; a Tractor’s Story, was released in January of 2013 by Oaktree Press out of Taylorville, Ill.

This is the third children’s farm book written by Aumann and Ladage.


The story focuses on a Huber tractor in 1927 that rolls off the factory room floor and tells his story through the tractor’s eyes.

Huber works on his farm through the depression and World War II offering insight into farming practices of that time and place. After being replaced by newer, faster equipment, finally the farmer’s grandson restores Huber to his former glory, Huber comes back to share his story with a new generation. 

The artwork for Huber is taken from actual pictures that have been formed into drawings.

Preserving history

Aumann and Ladage have a goal with their children’s farm books, “Our mission is to preserve agricultural heritage for the next generation.” 

Aumann is a language arts teacher and grew up on a farm. Ladage is a freelance writer and is married to a grain farmer.
Details of availability.

The book is also available at Nickorbobs Craft mall or can be ordered via and or on the Oaktree Press website at

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