Katy and the Big Snow

by Virginia Lee Burton

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 3, 1974 | Trade Paperback

Katy and the Big Snow is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton''s birth. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition ofKaty and the Big Snow,complete with snowy stickers, has been created. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy''s shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8.75 × 9.63 × 0.22 in

Published: April 3, 1974

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395185629

ISBN - 13: 9780395185629

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son's favorite book This has been my almost 3 year old son's favorite book for 2 years! Choo Choo (also by Virginia) is a close second. We now have the complete library including her biography. A fascinating woman!
Date published: 2003-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My all time favorite.... Wow, this storybook was my all time favorite as a child and it's nice to see it's still available for others to enjoy!
Date published: 2002-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't believe I found it When I was a little girl everytime I would go to the libary one of the books I was sure to come home with was Katy and the Big Snow. But then the libary lost it or something and I never saw it after. While doing a search on your site I was more then surprised to find that you have it avaliable. It was such a nice story. Now that I can find it again I look forward to reading it to my little sister.
Date published: 2001-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story for Toddlers My 3 year old son love this book. It is imaginative and the illustrations are great. I find my childdren (age 3 and 4 ) roll playing using characters and situations from this book. A great story for toddlers
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Timeless Treasure A delightful and entertaining childrens' book that has stood the test of time. Originally written in the 1930's, your children will enjoy this book again and again thanks to the timeless writing style of the author. Read aloud, this book is a pleasure for adults & children alike. The simplistic artwork encourages the imagination of readers and allows children to expand on both the story and Katy's world.
Date published: 1999-06-04

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Katy and the Big Snow

by Virginia Lee Burton

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8.75 × 9.63 × 0.22 in

Published: April 3, 1974

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395185629

ISBN - 13: 9780395185629

From the Publisher

Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton''s birth. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition ofKaty and the Big Snow,complete with snowy stickers, has been created. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy''s shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance.

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.

From Our Editors

Katy, the brave and untiring tractor who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, saves the day when she plows out the city of Geoppolis after a big blizzard

Editorial Reviews

"Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work for the Highway Department of the city of Geoppolis." Horn Book

"Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work for the Highway Department of the city of Geoppolis." Horn Book Guide

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5