Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton Read Aloud
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary
First published in , during the Great Depression , it features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel Mary Anne. It is considered a classic favorite of children's literature: based on a online poll, the National Education Association ranked the book as one of its "Teachers' Top Books for Children. After many years of working successfully together, Mike and his classic steam shovel Mary Anne face competition from more modern gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels. Seeking an area of the country where his classic steam shovel can still find work, Mike finds a small town that is about to build a new town hall. The authorities react with disbelief when Mike claims that he and his steam shovel Mary Anne can dig the cellar in a single day; they protest that it would take a hundred men a week.
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.
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Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
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. When Mary Anne is destined for the scrap heap, the duo must dig their way out of trouble in this timeless tale of friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity. Includes bonus audio download performed by the Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick. Pages : Carton Quantity : Age s : 4,5,6,7. Grade s : Pre-K