Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary by Virginia Lee BurtonMike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary

byVirginia Lee Burton

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

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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. When Mary Anne is destined for the scrap heap, the duo must dig their way out of trouble in this timeless tale of friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity. Includes bonus audio download performed by the Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick.
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 Mic...
Title:Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th AnniversaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:56 pages, 8.5 × 9.37 × 0.41 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544279921

ISBN - 13:9780544279926


Editorial Reviews

This is fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan remains faithful to his steam shovel Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions, and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending." The New Yorker "This new edition features a snazzy red foil dust jacket and some brief back matter? A perfect choice to replace well-worn copies of this beloved book." -School Library Journal "