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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
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Sep 17, 11

bookshelves: preschool
Read in September, 2011

Classic story of how we all have a place in the world, we just have to find it. Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne are partners that will not allow urbanization to separate them from each other or make them obsolete. Burton's beautiful illustrations create a feeling of nostalgia for simpler times, and her visual personification of Mary Anne makes us love her. This story can still be seen as relevant in spite of being written 1939 because regardless of decade change is something we all struggle to come to terms with.

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