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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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Hannah Jane
Nov 07, 2014 Hannah Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-fiction
I was sad when I finished this book. I had become such great friends with the steam shovel, Mike, Katy, Maybelle and especially The Little House.

This may be an ode to pre-industrial society, but it's also an ode to the acceptance of change. I appreciated the tidy-wrap-ups at the end, how peace and amiability were always just a compromise or an open mind away.

I do feel like The Little House's problem was only temporarily resolved, and I am haunted by this. It is such an eerie and exact represent
Feb 29, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom, dad
We received this book in our Sonlight curriculum and loved cuddling on the couch with our little ones over and over reading these stories while they drank milk out of their sippy cups..krb 2/23/16

Excellent read again..krb 2/29/16
Margaret Chind
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
Shawn Thrasher
Mar 25, 2011 Shawn Thrasher rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 14, 2016 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel was my favorite picture when I was little. I wanted to reread it because I had forgotten the shovel's name. I found this volume at my online library. I was not familiar with the other books in the treasury, but found them just as wonderful ad Mike Mulligan. I am so glad that Ms. Burton won a Caldecott medal, though I wish it had been for Mike Mulligan. If you loved any one of these stories, you will love them all. With a smile and a tear ~ Kathy
Jacob Meinholz
Sep 16, 2015 Jacob Meinholz rated it it was amazing
Thei book contais the stories of Mike Mugallan,Marie Anne,the three trollies,and the little house in the city.The story also contains advice such as work hard ,If you think you can you should .
Nov 05, 2015 EJP rated it it was amazing
What kid doesn't love Virginia Lee Burton? She has an amazing way of giving inanimate objects human-like qualities. This is a great collection.
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,
Wendy Floss
Jan 14, 2016 Wendy Floss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
One of Matthew's favorite storytellers of all time. We used to read this books all of the time. This is a set of all of her best.
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
Nov 04, 2011 Patti Richards rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 31, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I forgot how much I love these stories.
Mar 25, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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
Robin E.
Feb 13, 2014 Robin E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: core-p3-4
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.
Apr 27, 2013 Brandy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonlight-p3-4
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.
Jul 17, 2008 Liesl rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
This is a well-worn favorite in our house. Each of my kids has liked a different story best.
Jun 30, 2008 Lydia rated it it was amazing
This an excellent collection of classic stories to read to / with young child(ren)
May 18, 2010 Diana rated it liked it
The Little House was my favorite of these four!
Jul 06, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
Every little boy needs this book!
Vanessa Lee
Dec 29, 2012 Vanessa Lee rated it it was amazing
Love these stories!!!
Aug 17, 2016 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Megan by: Sonlight
Shelves: grade-00-pre-k
Jun 10, 2011 Kiddo rated it really liked it
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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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