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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee (Book - 1939 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel


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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.

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.


Baker & Taylor
Although threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his trusty old steam shovel, Mary Anne

Baker
& Taylor

Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.
Threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his trusty old steam shovel, Mary Anne.

Authors: Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
Title: Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin,, c1939
Characteristics: [48] p. :,col. ill. ;,23 x 25 cm.
ISBN: 0395259398
0395169615
9780395169612
Branch Call Number: BUR
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Report This Feb 20, 2013
  • Hannah2008 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a good companion book to The Little House, also written by Virginia Lee Burton. Both books have a central theme of finding your way, and where you fit in life as the world grows and changes all around you. A very observant child will find Mike's steam shovel building a road in The Little House. Children can also find drawings of the house in the book, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. These books are well written and children will want to hear them over and over again.

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  • Hannah2008 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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