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Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968)

Teoksen Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel tekijä

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About the Author

Virginia Lee Burton was born August 30, 1909 in Massachusetts. She was an author and illusrator of children's books. Her titles include Maybelle the Cable Car, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away. In 1942, she won the Caldecott Medal for her näytä lisää title, The Little House. Burton died on October 15, 1968 in Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Associated Works

The Emperor's New Clothes (1837) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset1,353 kappaletta
The Song of Robin Hood (1947) — Kuvittaja — 112 kappaletta
The Family Storybook Treasury (2011) 63 kappaletta
The Fast Sooner Hound (1942) — Kuvittaja — 41 kappaletta
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel [1990 TV] (1992) — Original book — 3 kappaletta

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The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.
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PlumfieldCH | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 13, 2023 |
My mom loved this book as much as I did - recently she gave me my childhood copy that's been in her boxes all these years.
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Kiramke | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
A must for the truck loving child. Interesting title to include when studying obsolescence.

5/5 Ramona Quimby’s approve.
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 74 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 7, 2023 |
What an odd story about obsolescence and repurposing! Riffing off the legend of John Henry, a steam shovel operator wagers that he can completely dig a building foundation in a day with his outdated equipment or he won't get paid. Somehow the whole town gets caught up in this race against time and circle the growing hole to watch.

The cadence of the story is weird, but lends itself to some equally weird experimentation when reading it aloud. Today I tried reading the whole thing as a boxing announcer. The anthropomorphized face on the steam shovel seems out of place and unnecessary, but sure, why not.

For me, the best part is the asterisk near the end of the story where the author acknowledges the little boy next door who came up with an ending when she literally wrote herself into a corner. How candid and considerate.
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villemezbrown | 74 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 26, 2022 |



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