Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury
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Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury

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Best known for the ever popular Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated stories that have been entertaining children, parents, and grandparents for more than sixty years. Many of her books—with themes that honor a simple way of life and celebrate heroes who endure through determination an...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 28th 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2002)
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Cheryl in CC NV
I'm so glad I got a chance to read the stories I hadn't before. Now it's unfortunate that Maybelle the Cable Car is more about people than about Maybelle, but it's still about ordinary heroism. I love how Burton includes so much detail, like for example drawings to explain how the cable cars handled the steepest hills. Really, the only reason this book doesn't get five stars is because it's incomplete. Burton did write a few other stories and I'll be trying to find them. They're not out-of-date,...more
Katy and the Big Snow
Recommended to Margaret by: Sonlight P3/4
Read on May 21, 2012

We read this one within our "Mike Mulligan and More" Storybook Treasury, although I wouldn't mind adding the individual book to our shelf someday. Katy is a very neat read. First recommended to me through P3/4 and then again through AOY0 we've read this one time and again. We've read it anytime of year, but it's best in the winter, when we have just a dusting of snow. Here the girls get to see the excitement and po...more
Shawn Thrasher
I have to admit something - I don't recall reading Mike Mulligan as a child. Of course, I knew of Mike Mulligan and his fantastic steamshovel Mary Anne. I was a big fan of Beverly Cleary's Ramona, and if you have read Ramona the Pest, you know that Mike Mulligan is Ramona's favorite story because "it was neither quiet and sleepy not sweet and pretty." It's definitely not. You know, I probably did read Mike Mulligant - or have it read to me - because afterall, who didn't? But as a grown up, I'm g...more
We have used and enjoyed this collection for preschool and kindergarten read aloud. While some of Burton's ideas can be politically objectionable, her whimsical stories, personification of heavy machinery, captivating illustrations and themes of loyalty, hard work, and adaptation to change are sure to make these stories a family favorite for both children and their readers.

I would recommend this hardcover edition for years of reading. Neither the stories nor the illustrations have been reduced,...more
We have been reading this book as part of the Sonlight P3/4 preschool curriculum and it has quickly become a favorite book of both mine and my son's. This anthology includes Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow, and Maybelle the Cable Car. The stories of Katy and Maybelle quickly became favorites in our house. My son regularly requests me to read from this book, almost everyday. The stories promote values like hard work, perseverance, and country life. The...more
Patti Richards
Today you get several picture books in one as my picture book recommendation! I absolutely love Virginia Lee Burton! My two favorites in this collection are "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," and "The Little House." Through clean and beautiful artwork and unlikely heroes, Virginia Lee Burton brings long ago times to life while teaching and entertaining readers. Three cheers for this author and three cheers for Mike Mulligan, the Steam Shovel, the Little House and all her other amazing charact...more
My son loves this book!
I just finished reading this with the two youngest (8 and 5). They really loved the stories (but not so much Maybelle the Cable Car). I love having all the books in one place and they didn't cut out any of the pictures to make it fit.

Overall a lovely collection with some great, classics stories. I still find my older boys reading these at times. When I sat down to read it the other day, one of the 11-yr-olds told his brothers, "Oh, I remember that story. You're going to love it. It's such a grea...more
Robin E.
Who doesn't love Mike Mulligan's steam shovel or San Francisco cable cars? This treasury of Virgina Lee Burton's works has full sized illustrations and is a lovely addition to any preschooler's home library.
I really love these Virginia Lee Burton stories and so does my son. Now if I could just learn to get through The Little House without weeping.
This is a well-worn favorite in our house. Each of my kids has liked a different story best.
This an excellent collection of classic stories to read to / with young child(ren)
The Little House was my favorite of these four!
Every little boy needs this book!
Vanessa Lee
Love these stories!!!
Laura marked it as to-read
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Virginia Lee Burton was an American illustrator and children's book author. Burton produced seven self-illustrated children's books. She married Boston Museum school sculptor, George Demetrios, with whom she had two sons and lived in Folly Cove, Gloucester. She died at 59.

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