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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Sandpiper Books)

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A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers — the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

Synopsis:

Since its publication in 1939, Virginia Lee Burtons Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Together, Mike and his red steam shovel named Mary Anne dig the great canals, cut through high mountains, lower the hills, and even make deep holes for skyscrapers. With the advent of more modernized shovels, however, Mary Anne is going to be sold for junk! Thanks to Mikes fierce loyalty to his friend, she is spared—and guaranteed a long-term job—when the intrepid duo digs a new town hall for the people of Popperville. Burtons winsome crayon drawings are unforgettable. A classic!

About the Author

Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395259399
Author:
Burton, Virginia Lee
Author:
Burton, Virginia Lee
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Steam shovels
Subject:
Steam shovels -- Fiction.
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Earthmoving machinery
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
60
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Sandpiper Books
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
October 1977
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.56x9.26x.18 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
1 book (44 p. : col. ill. ;
Age Level:
04-08

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Since its publication in 1939, Virginia Lee Burtons Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Together, Mike and his red steam shovel named Mary Anne dig the great canals, cut through high mountains, lower the hills, and even make deep holes for skyscrapers. With the advent of more modernized shovels, however, Mary Anne is going to be sold for junk! Thanks to Mikes fierce loyalty to his friend, she is spared—and guaranteed a long-term job—when the intrepid duo digs a new town hall for the people of Popperville. Burtons winsome crayon drawings are unforgettable. A classic!
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