Maybelle the Cable Car Book & Cassette

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By recounting actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy.

Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress.

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2001-09-25 Paperback Good Soft cover/ audio cassette set, ink on case (bin 76)

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Overview

By recounting actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy.

Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This is a lively retelling of the classic story by Virginia Lee Burton (HM, 1996). The narrator, Peter Kovner, provides dramatic narration, and a woman contributes a suitable, strong-willed voice for Maybelle. The story is accompanied by jaunty background music and sound effects that supplement the telling nicely. For example, a meeting is accompanied by low mumbling voices, and a victory scene is backed up with the sound of a cheering crowd. Side one of the tape includes page turn sounds of a bell clanging. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. This book and tape set will be a useful addition for public and school libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellvue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618164400
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/25/2001
  • Series: Read along Book and Cassette Series
  • Edition description: Book and cassette, 34 min.
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.

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