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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 11, 2002
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Age  4-8
ISBN  0395259398  
EAN  9780395259399  
UPC  046442259392  

Availability  109 units.
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Item Description...
Threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his trusty old steam shovel, Mary Anne.

Publishers Description
Since its publication in 1939, Virginia Lee Burton's "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 Mike's 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. Burton's winsome crayon drawings are unforgettable. A classic

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a prolific Danish author and poet best known for his fairy tales. His stories have crossed all limitations of time and space, having been translated into more than 125 languages, and have become an integral part of children s literature worldwide. A master of the genre, his stories present lessons and entertainment for readers of all ages.

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. "

Virginia Lee Burton was born in 1909 and died in 1968.

Virginia Lee Burton has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Folk Tale Classics
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  4. Sandpiper Books

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Death of a Steam Shovel  May 7, 2008
Mr. Michael Mulligan and his faithful steam shovel, lovingly called Mary Anne, are working class heroes, fighting to retain their independence in the face of corporate technological prowess in the construction industry. Can outmoded steam power compete with the awesome strength of diesel? Conveniently, this book features paper (not plastic) pages, so your tot can decimate the images of the vile diesel shovels with all the rage that his or her small hands can muster. Don't' be upset about this, it's nothing a roll of clear packing tape can't fix.

Much like the story of Casey Jones, vindication of our heroes will require their demise. Tasked with one final job, the digging of the basement for a fancy town hall, Mike and Mary Anne find themselves trapped by the tremendous success of their labor. Unable to get out of the hole, Mary Anne is broken down to be made into a boiler for the new building, and Mike becomes the janitor. This is no happy ending. No longer are Mike and Mary Anne independent contractors, free to come and go as they please. Mary Anne's steam-powered feet have been bound, like a disobedient concubine. And Mike has become a low-ranking servant of the state, forever forced to feed coal into the mutilated form that was one his industrial lover. The life lesson here is that it doesn't matter if you are honest and hard-working. In fact, those are disadvantages. The only winners are the diesel shovels, destroying without remorse.

Good for tykes who like to play with blocks and toy trucks. Might as well let them know what they're in for.
Great book!  Mar 8, 2008
This was a favorite book from my childhood. My wife and I recently found out we will be having a little girl, and I can't wait to share this book with her.
GREAT BOOK  Dec 11, 2007
Still a favorite.  Oct 30, 2007
I loved this book as a child, so I purchased it to read to my niece and she loved it. It's a great book for beginners, it was one of the first books I learned to read. I highly recommend you add "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" to any child's library.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel  Oct 6, 2007
I had this book when I was little ( in the sixtys ) and it was my favorite so I bought it for my grandkids.

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