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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.

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First published in 1939, "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" is now available in a board-book format with an abbreviated text for its youngest audience. Full color.

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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. Now, for the first time, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is in board book format with an abbreviated text for its youngest audience. Here is a sturdy book perfect for reading and sharing with toddlers.

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.

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jennifer.harrod, May 25, 2008 (view all comments by jennifer.harrod)
Mike Mulligan is the perfect book. Burton was the rare author-illustrator who could write, who had an ear for the rhythm of language. The illustrations are so engaging, particularly Mary Anne's facial expressions. The page towards the end where Mary Anne is in the center of a maelstrom of dirt and smoke and steam is amazing.
I bought the board book format because my toddler loves construction equipment, but is not yet to be trusted with paper pages. However, I would not have purchased it, if the publisher had stated it was an abridgment. For instance, the villainy of Selectman Swap has been excised. This edition will not grow with my child, sadly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618840199
Author:
Burton, Virginia
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Burton, Virginia Lee
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Steam shovels
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
BOARD BOOKS
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
6.97x7.29x1.05 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
03-05

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1939, "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" is now available in a board-book format with an abbreviated text for its youngest audience. Full color.
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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. Now, for the first time, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is in board book format with an abbreviated text for its youngest audience. Here is a sturdy book perfect for reading and sharing with toddlers.
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