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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Written & illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
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Oct 12, 1967
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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.

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Who Wrote Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Virginia Lee Burton

<p>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.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780395259399
Publication Date:
October 12, 1967
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
77154507
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
3670873
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0395259398
Lexile® Level:
580L
Scholastic Level:
M
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5484
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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