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Maybelle the Cable Car

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Maybelle was a cable car . . . a San Francisco cable car

Cling clang . . . Clingety clang

Up and down and around she went.

That is, until the City Fathers said the cable cars were too old fashioned and must be replaced with big modern buses. "No!" said the people of San Francisco. So they rallied in ...

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Overview

Maybelle was a cable car . . . a San Francisco cable car

Cling clang . . . Clingety clang

Up and down and around she went.

That is, until the City Fathers said the cable cars were too old fashioned and must be replaced with big modern buses. "No!" said the people of San Francisco. So they rallied in defense of their beloved cable cars—the only ones left in the whole wide world.

This resealable package comes with a paperback and a two-sided cassette tape. The audio production includes lively sound effects and original music. Side one includes page-turn signals; side two features an uninterrupted reading.

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
From the Publisher
"The reissue of Maybelle the Cable Car, with original art retrieved from the San Francisco Public Library archives, is a happy occasion." The Five Owls
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395840030
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: NEW ED..
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 77,988
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

    Author, Virginia, rocks!

    If your kids like Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, they will love all of Virginia Lee Burton's books. My boys sit completely mesmerized by the pictures as they listen to the story! All her books are a hit at our house!

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