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.

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

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.

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."

The Little House

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0613298039
Release Date: 1978-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The story of a house through the changing seasons.

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.

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.

Ren Has Two Last Names Ren tiene dos apellidos

Author: René Colato Laínez
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781558856103
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Immigrants

An engaging bilingual picture book about a boy's clever efforts to help his classmates understand an Hispanic cultural tradition

Calico the Wonder Horse

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547530633
Release Date: 1997-10-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Way out west in Cactus county lived a horse named Calico. She wasn’t very pretty, but she was smart and could run like greased lightning. When villain Stewy Stinker threatens to hold up Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, will Calico the Wonder Horse be able to save the day? This gift edition celebrates the 75th Anniversary of this classic tale by Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton, the author of Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. With an updated cover, it's the perfect holiday present for children of all ages.

The Little Snowplow

Author: Lora Koehler
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 076367074X
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Big trucks may brag and roar, but small and steadfast wins the day in this cheerful story with timeless appeal. On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it—and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow’s training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble? Taking its place beside classics such as The Little Engine That Could and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, this tale of a plucky little plow will find a clear path to readers’ hearts.