BOTTS 5-BOOK SET
Author: William Hazlett Upson
Get all 5 of Alexander Botts’ adventures now in one easy-to-order bundle!
Alexander Botts was created in 1927 by author William Hazlett Upson, and the stories are based on Upson’s work as a factory assembler and sales demonstrator for the Caterpillar Tractor Company. Botts was beloved by The Saturday Evening Post readers for almost half a century in more than 100 short stories. These books include the original illustrations that appeared with the stories and are part of a series that will be the first to present the collection in its entirety.
Alexander Botts and his Earthworm Tractor will charm young and old readers and entertain them with innocent mayhem, timeless humor, and twists of fate.
This set includes:
Welcome to the world of Alexander Botts and Earthworm Tractors, a series of humorous short stories about a bumbling salesman’s trials and tribulations selling crawler tractors. His unusual sales tactics send the machines through impervious swamps, murky lakes, and high snowbanks. His schemes consistently backfire but, in the end, he never fails to close the deal! In this book, Botts talks his way into a job selling Earthworm Tractors for The Farmers’ Friend Tractor Company.
This book is the first in a series and will be the only publication to present the collection in its entirety, including five Botts stories that never appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
The world’s best tractor salesman is back in this second installment of Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor. In this series of humorous short stories, Botts and his new bride travel to Europe on a special assignment to bring solid, American-made machines to the Old World! Nicknamed “Gadget” because of her usefulness, Mrs. Botts proves to be as resourceful as her husband in cleverly closing deals in ancient cities previously thought to have no market for crawler tractors.
Botts Breaks Hollywood
The Golden Age of Hollywood was at its height in the 1930s and the world’s best tractor salesman was captivated by the glitz and glamour. In Botts Breaks Hollywood, the third installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero. He, always ahead of his time, sees filmmaking as the future of tractor sales. In this collection of humorous short stories, Botts earns a promotion and is eager to share his enthusiasm for crawler tractors on the silver screen where his outrageous antics and blunders collide to capture the perfect shot!
Queen of the North
In Queen of the North, the fourth installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero. He tackles a variety of tricky sales situations, including promising a demonstration of a new, high-speed tractor that was not yet in existence.
Unwilling to backpedal on a promise, he outfits a sturdy Earthworm tractor with an aviation motor and creates a beast equipped to conquer Canada’s deep snow and steep mountains. In this collection of humorous short stories, Botts again faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles, hostile management, and hirings and firings. Can he manage to pull it together to save the day?
Botts Goes to War
The world's favorite tractor salesman calls it quits and joins the army in the fifth installment of the Alexander Botts series, Botts Goes to War. In this volume of short stories written in the 1940s and set during WWII, farm machines have proven themselves indispensable to the war effort, and who better to equip war-torn Europe than Alexander Botts?
This book features two stories that did not originally appear in The Post. The series will be the first to present the collection in its entirety, along with the original illustrations