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Bent Tractor Books is based in Northern Michigan on a working farm with a tractor and implements that somehow always have something a little bent from growing corn, potatoes, and vegetables. We also cultivate the best in children’s books by producing emotionally healthy and captivating books that engage children. Each book has an inspiring lesson and features gorgeous illustrations that young minds enjoy. Our featured authors are gifted story tellers that entertain children of all ages. 

GETTING TO
KNOW US

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ABOUT US

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Dr. David Florence has spent a lifetime caring for people of all ages as a Physician and that instinct for helping others carried into authoring a series of successful children’s books. His books often focus on entertaining young minds with adventures found in nature that gently also teach valuable life lessons. Inspiration from treating children with special healthcare needs including downs syndrome and orthopedic impairments, can be found in some of Dr. Florence's stories as challenges and differences overcome with the love and help of friends.

Not many people reach 90 years of age with the energy and enthusiasm needed of a children’s book author, but Dr. Florence has managed to do just that. After a long successful medical career as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Hospital Administrator that included related professional writing, Dr. Florence was able to pursue his passion for writing children’s books. After publishing six wonderful books, he continues with creative new adventures featuring captivating characters. David resides in Wisconsin and his family includes six grown children.    

MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR

Illustrator, Jesse Maloney - I drew my first dinosaur when I was 3 years old and just never stopped after that; sometimes to the dismay of my elementary school teachers. I love to watch the micro world; how bugs behave, how moss looks up-close, the formation of lines in agates. This world is often overlooked and yet holds a most magnificent beauty. 

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BENT TRACTOR BOOKS

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

A portion of our book business profits are donated each year in support of environmental research related to agriculture and climate change as well as efforts that improve children’s literacy. 

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