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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Sandpiper Books)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Sandpiper Books Author:Virginia Lee Burton 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 ind... more »ustrial 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.« less
Often recommended for the younger set as required reading in schools or homeschools. Useful for study of letter M and letter S, units on transportation, construction, machines.
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, can dig faster than 100 men! The story of how Mike proves this, and Mary Anne's fate in a world where the technology is surpassing her, is a beloved tale of children young and old. A classic.
This is a classic loved by children and adults alike. This engaging tale tells of Mike and his wonderful steam shovel named Mary Anne. Mike and Mary Anne work hard, but will they be able to dig the cellar for the new town hall in just one day? A wonderful story with a sweet ending.