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Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories

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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 and by adapting to change — have become classic American tales.

With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art (October 2002), this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton's most popular stories in their entirety: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939), The Little House (1942), Katy and the Big Snow (1943), and Maybelle the Cable Car (1952). Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, one of America's most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children.

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