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 His Steam Shovel

Author:
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.

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.

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.

Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563086514
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

This groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and best-selling resource features more than 30 exciting instructional units that integrate all areas of the curriculum and serve as models to educators at all levels. Adopted as a supplementary text in schools of education nationwide, this resource features outstanding children's fiction books that are rich in scientific concepts yet equally well known for their strong story lines and universal appeal.

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."

Das verzauberte Spukschloss

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher:
ISBN: 3785556934
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Castles

Anne und Philipp stehen vor einen schweren Aufgabe: Um den Geisterkindern aus der Herzogenburg ihre menschliche Gestalt zurückgeben zu können, müssen sie den Rabenkönig besiegen! Denn seit er den Schicksalsdiamanten gestohlen hat, ist die Burg mit allen ihren Bewohnern verflucht. Doch der Rabenkonig ist ein gefährlicher Gegner...

Die geheime Macht der Zauberfl te

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher:
ISBN: 3785568754
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre:

Im Auftrag des Zauberers Merlin reisen Anne und Philipp ins Wien des Jahres 1762. Dort sollen sie auf auf einem Fest im Sommerschloss der Erzherzogin von Österreich einen begabten Künstler dabei unterstützen, den richtigen Weg zu finden, ädamit er seine Gabe mit der Welt teiltä. Ab 8.

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 0879728213
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

Quotation Index to Children s Literature

Author: Melanie Axel-Lute
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088096
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

Learning the Left

Author: Paul J. Ramsey
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781681230559
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Education

Learning the Left examines the ways in which young people and adults learned (and continue to learn) the tenets of liberal politics in the United States through the popular media and the arts from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. This collection of essays foregrounds mass culture as an educational site; it is hoped that this focus on the history of the civic functions of the popular media and arts will begin a muchneeded conversation among a variety of scholars, notably historians of education.

Mass Destruction

Author: Timothy J. LeCain
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081354856X
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: History

The place: The steep mountains outside Salt Lake City. The time: The first decade of the twentieth century. The man: Daniel Jackling, a young metallurgical engineer. The goal: A bold new technology that could provide billions of pounds of cheap copper for a rapidly electrifying America. The result: Bingham's enormous "Glory Hole," the first large-scale open-pit copper mine, an enormous chasm in the earth and one of the largest humanmade artifacts on the planet. Mass Destruction is the compelling story of Jackling and the development of open-pit hard rock mining, its role in the wiring of an electrified America, as well its devastating environmental consequences. Mass destruction mining soon spread around the nation and the globe, providing raw materials essential to the mass production and mass consumption that increasingly defined the emerging "American way of life." At the dawn of the last century, Jackling's open pit replaced immense but constricted underground mines that probed nearly a mile beneath the earth, to become the ultimate symbol of the modern faith that science and technology could overcome all natural limits. A new culture of mass destruction emerged that promised nearly infinite supplies not only of copper, but also of coal, timber, fish, and other natural resources. But, what were the consequences? Timothy J. LeCain deftly analyzes how open-pit mining continues to affect the environment in its ongoing devastation of nature and commodification of the physical world. The nation's largest toxic Superfund site would be one effect, as well as other types of environmental dead zones around the globe. Yet today, as the world's population races toward American levels of resource consumption, truly viable alternatives to the technology of mass destruction have not yet emerged.