Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury

Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury

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Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury by Virginia Lee Burton


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,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton’s most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged. Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to one of America’s most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618256273
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 186,984
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel11
The Little House63
Katy and the Big Snow111
Maybelle the Cable Car155

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Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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The words appear twice and do not always coincide with the correct pictures. It was difficult enough for me to read to my children. Sucks the joy out of story time. Barnes and Noble customer service good, though.
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This is an outstanding collection of four beautifully written and illustrated books. Could not be a better baby or young child gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here's the thing - Virginia Lee Burton is known for the integration of words and text, and how they interplay on the page. I was concerned about how that would work in Nook form. My concern is well-founded, because this book does not work in "landscape" format. In order to adequately display the important connection between the words and pictures, whoever formatted these stories decided to include "snapshots" of the whole page, and then re-typed the text in larger, readable font. Sometimes the larger text appears on the same page as the smaller text and pictures, sometimes it appears on a page all by itself. This is distracting and could prove problematic for read alone, but might be just fine for parents reading aloud to their kids. I believe it is more important for Burton's work to be appreciated as she intended it - with the words streaming from the pictures as they act as a part of the illustration themselves, and for this reason I cannot "pan" this version. Besides, it's three in one, and for the price it's a bargain. After all - can anyone EVER go wrong with this author? *I don't think so*!!!!