Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395259398
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his trusty old steam shovel, Mary Anne.

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.

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.

Curious George Gets a Medal

Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547342519
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After repeatedly disastrous efforts to get himself out of trouble, George ends up being the first monkey in space.

Katy and the Big Snow

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395181550
Release Date: 1943
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Geappolis is hidden under a blanket of snow until a red crawler tractor saves the day

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.

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.

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."

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.

Small Walt

Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481448451
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Small Walt is the smallest snow plow in the fleet and he always gets picked last, but when there is a big snowstorm in the city, he will have the chance to prove his worth.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:222927099
Release Date: 1965
Genre:

Mike Mulligan loved his steam shovel, and even when the bright new motor shovels arrived and there was less and less work for them to do, he was determined that she would not be scrapped like the rest of the steam shovels.

Song of Robin Hood

Author: Anne Burnett Malcolmson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618071865
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rediscovers fifteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood, presenting the texts, the music, and intricate illuminations.

Play and Literacy in Early Childhood

Author: Kathleen A. Roskos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351553957
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Education

This volume brings together studies, research syntheses, and critical commentaries that examine play-literacy relationships from cognitive, ecological, and cultural perspectives. The cognitive view focuses on mental processes that appear to link play and literacy activities; the ecological stance examines opportunities to engage in literacy-related play in specific environments; and the social-cultural position stresses the interface between the literacy and play cultures of home, community, and the school. Examining play from these diverse perspectives provides a multidimensional view that deepens understanding and opens up new avenues for research and educational practice. Each set of chapters is followed by a critical review by a distinguished play scholar. These commentaries' focus is to hold research on play and literacy up to scrutiny in terms of scientific significance, methodology, and utility for practice. A Foreword by Margaret Meek situates these studies in the context of current trends in literacy learning and instruction. Earlier studies on the role of play in early literacy acquisition provided considerable information about the types of reading and writing activities that children engage in during play and how this literacy play is affected by variables such as props, peers, and adults. However, they did not deal extensively, as this book does, with the functional significance of play in the literacy development of individual children. This volume pushes the study of play and literacy into new areas. It is indispensable reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of early childhood education and early literacy development.