Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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 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.

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.


Baker & Taylor
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they find a new opportunity in a very surprising place.

Baker
& Taylor

When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.
Although threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his old steam shovel
Due to industrial progress, Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, are out of work, and they have one last chance to prove that Mary Anne can dig faster than one hundred men in order to save her from the scrap heap, in a timeless classic originally published in 1939 that combines friendship, determination, and ingenuity.

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin 1939
ISBN: 9780395169612
0395169615
Branch Call Number: JP FICTION BURTON
JP FICTION BURTON
Characteristics: [54] p

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wrell Sep 22, 2014

Great classic!

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Hannah2008
Feb 20, 2013

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a good companion book to The Little House, also written by Virginia Lee Burton. Both books have a central theme of finding your way, and where you fit in life as the world grows and changes all around you. A very observant child will find Mike's steam shovel building a road in The Little House. Children can also find drawings of the house in the book, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. These books are well written and children will want to hear them over and over again.

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