Mike Mulligan Y Su Maquina Maravillosa: Mike Milligan & His Steam Shovel Spanish Translation by Virginia Lee BurtonMike Mulligan Y Su Maquina Maravillosa: Mike Milligan & His Steam Shovel Spanish Translation by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mulligan Y Su Maquina Maravillosa: Mike Milligan & His Steam Shovel Spanish Translation

byVirginia Lee Burton

Paperback | October 30, 1997

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A modern classic now available in Spanish. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is the story of a steam-shovel operator and his steam shovel - the beguiling Mary Anne - which he would not desert, even though competition from gas and diesel-motored shovels was ruining him. The solution to Mike's problem is classic in its simplicity. Under pressure to show Mary Anne at her best, Mike digs the foundation for the town hall of Popperville and in his haste forgets to leave a way for Mary Anne to get out! The ingenious townspeople suggest that Mary Anne be remodeled into a furnace and Mike be retained to keep her heart and boiler warm. This is a classic story of the old being replaced by the new and the nostalgia often felt for archaic things. Mary Anne and Mike are a team to be admired, and now their tale can be enjoyed and shared by Spanish- and English-speaking children alike.
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...
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Title:Mike Mulligan Y Su Maquina Maravillosa: Mike Milligan & His Steam Shovel Spanish TranslationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 9.37 × 0.2 inPublished:October 30, 1997Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395861349

ISBN - 13:9780395861349

Appropriate for ages: 4

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This is the story of a steam shovel operator and his steam shovel--the beguiling Mary Anne--which he would not desert, even though competition from gas and diesel-motored shovels was ruining him. The solution to Mike's problem is classic in its simplicity. Full color

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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 "