Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547350570
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Cliffsnotes ACT Cram Plan

Author: William Ma
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544227262
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Study Aids

Provides specialized study calendars, subject reviews for every topic, a diagnostic test to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and one full-length practice examination with answers and detailed explanations.

Mike Mulligan and More

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054734970X
Release Date: 2002-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Best known for the ever popular Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated stories that have been entertaining children, parents, and grandparents for more than sixty years. Many of her books—with themes that honor a simple way of life and celebrate heroes who endure through determination and by adapting to change—have become classic American tales. With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton’s most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged. Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to one of America’s most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children.

Maybelle the Cable Car

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547422329
Release Date: 1997-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Maybelle was a cable car a San Francisco cable car. . . She rang her gong and sang her song from early morn till late at night. . . . By recounting the actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy. Virginia Lee Burton's original art for Maybelle the Cable Car was retrieved from the archives of the San Francisco Public Library to re-create this edition with all the vibrant charm of the original, which was published in 1952.

Choo Choo

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349718
Release Date: 1989-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Publisher: Golden Books
ISBN: 0307141136
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Animated films

The familiar story of Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, his steam shovel, and the problems they encounter while digging a cellar for the new town hall.

Virginia Lee Burton

Author: Barbara Elleman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618003426
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the life, career, artistic style, and literary themes of the twentieth-century author and illustrator of such classic picture books as "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" and "The Little House."

KATY AND THE BIG SNOW EBK

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349912
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

The Little House

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350554
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad when she’s surrounded by the dirty, noisy city’s hustle and bustle: “She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight.” Fortunately, there’s a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!

Otis

Author: Loren Long
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698152076
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

**Read by country music superstar Trace Adkins!** **The New York Times bestseller and official 2013 Jumpstart Read for the Record selection!** New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic. Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and it’s not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day. In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

Mike Mulligan y Su M quina Maravillosa

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395861349
Release Date: 1997-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Big Machines

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781328468246
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, the New York Times best-selling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved creators in children’s literature. Everyone in Folly Cove knows Virginia Lee as “Jinnee.” With her magical wands she can draw whatever she imagines, but for her sons Aris and Michael, she draws the most wonderful characters of all: BIG MACHINES with friendly names like Mary Anne, Maybelle, and Katy. Her marvelous magical wands can make anything move—even a cheerful Little House.

Calico the Wonder Horse Or the Saga of Stewy Stinker

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395845416
Release Date: 1996-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The amazing horse Calico is responsible for capturing a gang of bad men, finding and rounding up the stolen cattle, and seeing that the Christmas party is a success, even for the outlaws.

Life Story

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547348851
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton’s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton’s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet’s history and their leading roles in it today. The ebook has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles.