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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780395169612 (0395169615)
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL by Virginia Lee Burton
Classic from before I was born. Mike and Mary Ann build roads and buildings. Now they are obsolete but Mike has a way of keeping Mary Ann from the scrap heap. I remember watching Captain Kangaroo as he read this book. It was fun then. It is fun now. My brother loved Mary Ann and Mike.
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it
5.0 Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Genre: Children / Trucks / New Era Year Published: 1939 Year Read: 2009 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers When I first heard about this book, I was wondering to myself what was so special about a book being about a man and his steam shovel. Well, when I read this book I was amazed a...
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it
2.0 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
I wasn't as thrilled with this as I expected to be. While the parallels with the current times (outdated workers, going farther and farther to find work) this one just felt outdated to me.
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it
2.0 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
I wasn't as thrilled with this as I expected to be. While the parallels with the current times (outdated workers, going farther and farther to find work) this one just felt outdated to me.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I don't get the mysterious appeal. Maybe it's just that heavy yellow equipment is always popular? I don't know.
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