The lumberjacks told of Paul Bunyan. Out West there was Pecos Bill. The farmers in America's heartland have the legend of Farmer Will. Will stands as tall as a silo and as thick and solid as a barn. He drives the biggest John Deere-Massey Ferguson-Case tractor in the world-in fact, it's the only one. If it gets stuck in a field, he'll pick it up and carry it out. He can grow anything, and he loves his native prairie. Among these tall tales about Farmer Will and his equally capable neighbor, Annabelle Smith, are stories of Will herding a blizzard, drilling clear through the earth in search of water, waging a back-and-forth battle with a mighty wind, dealing with an astonishing four-legged farmhand, and trying to overcome persistent crows who drop a scarecrow on his house. The exaggeration tickles both adults and young readers.