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Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel

Написано Virginia Lee Burton

Озвучено David de Vries


Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel

Написано Virginia Lee Burton

Озвучено David de Vries

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4/5 (38 оценки)
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28 minutes
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Издано:
Jan 1, 2006
ISBN:
9780545258333
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Big diesel machines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business until Mike agrees to tackle a big job.
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Jan 1, 2006
ISBN:
9780545258333
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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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  • (5/5)
    This was tonight's bed-time story chosen by my youngest, who is four years old. We were given this book (along with others, none of which I had come across before, but which their kids had grown up with) by friends of ours now based outside Chicago, when I was expecting my eldest. It was a great present, and we still have all the books, albeit a bit battered.Mike Mulligan has a steam shovel whom he loves, and has named Mary Ann. Together they have dug canals, levelled hills for highways and dug basements for skyscrapers across the country. Unfortunately, steam shovels are being superseded by electric and diesel shovels, so Mike and Mary Ann can't find work. Mike has always boasted that Mary Ann could dig as much in a day as a hundred men could dig in a week ... but he's never been quite sure. He finds one last opportunity for Mary Ann and him to work, and gets the chance to test his boast.This is a charming tale for young children, with some suspense as Mike and Mary Ann race the sun to finish their job, and we see if Mike can get out of the hole he's dug for himself. I like it for a bedtime story as there's a lot of repetition, which forms a soothing rhythm, but the illustrations are also good as discussion points and a glimpse into a bygone era. And I like the ending and the solution to the problem, as well as the way Henry B. Swap turns out.Judging it (necessarily) as a children's book: 4.5 stars.
  • (2/5)
    I wasn't as thrilled with this as I expected to be. While the parallels with the current times (outdated workers, going farther and farther to find work) this one just felt outdated to me.
  • (3/5)
    I think students who are interested in digging, constructing and building will be more suitable but of course, those who aren't interested in that type of story can still learn many things. Such as numbers, problem solving, cooperation, and thinking positively--no matter what happens.
  • (4/5)
    To prove his steam shovel, Mary Anne, is as good as new diesel or electric shovels, Mike offers to dig the basement of the Popperville town hall. They did an amazing job, but forgot to allow a way out so Mary-Anne became the heater. This is an engaging read with a clear problem and resolution. It is appropriate for a Consolidation Reader, probably 2nd or third grade.
  • (5/5)
    One of my all-time favorites as a kid.
  • (3/5)
    This story reminds readers to believe in their dreams and never give up on them. It is an engaging story that is relatable to many readers who dream of doing great things. This would be recommended for preschoolers and older.
  • (3/5)
    Characters: Mike Mulligan and Mary AnnSetting: Various city jobs for the steam shovel, Mary Ann, until they ended up in Popperville. Theme: Never give up, the power of believing in yourself. Genre: Family and young children Audience: young childrenCurriculum: UnknownSummary: Mary Ann the steam engine makes a good run with work but soon she is pushed out of the job market by other newly functioning engines. So they take on a new challenge in Popperville. Personal Response: Cute book that discusses the challenge of when someone looses purpose and must overcome challenge to find new purpose.
  • (5/5)
    This classic tale of Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, is an encouraging story about believing in yourself and accomplishing what you set your mind to do. Even though the world around him is changing with the invention of bigger, better shovels, Mike sets out to prove that Mary Anne is just as good as the rest. This story is wonderful for all ages but specifically great for ages 4-8.
  • (5/5)
    This is a heartwarming tale about Mike and his Steam Shovel, technology advances and mike has no use for his beloved steam shovel mary ann but they find a way to keep her around! I would read this to any grade K+, its great for learning about friendship!
  • (5/5)
    If I could give this more than five stars, I would. It is a heartwarming and amazing story on multiple levels. Shows friendship, and caring, and it even shows what it is to be a community, which, these days, can be hard to find.
  • (4/5)
    Liam loves this! The story of Mike and his beloved steam shovel is a little long for him at one and a half, and the story of Mary Ann being ousted by more modern machines is over his head, but he took to Mike right away, and has been asking for it a lot.
  • (5/5)
    This is a heartwarming tale about the friendship and bond between a man and his steam shovel. As time moves on and technology improves, there is little place for Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel. They fight to maintain their place and prove that they are still just as good. In an attempt to do so, Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel dig a basement for a building so quickly that they fail to leave a ramp to exit out of. While they do prove that they in fact can dig a basement in less than a day, the steam shovel is now trapped inside with no way to get out. Mike Mulligan cannot bear to leave his friend behind. Thus, the steam shovel is transformed into the belly for the building's furnace and Mike Mulligan remains with him as the furnace inspector.
  • (4/5)
    Nice tale about friendship, between a man and his steam shovel. Faced with the inevitable technological progress that is making his steam shovel Mary Ann obsolete, these two and a very smart little boy figure out a way to keep Mary Ann useful and for Mike to still have a job with his friend.
  • (5/5)
    A children's book that still kicks major ass well into adulthood!
  • (4/5)
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is truly an archetypal picture book: the colorful illustrations are drawn in a child appealing style, and the text and illustrations mingle visuals and prose fluently. The two main characters are devoted friends who demonstrate worthy virtues such as loyalty, perseverance, and flexibility. The story ends and all is good with the world and the characters--a classic story that children will love for decades to come.
  • (4/5)
    This is the story of a steam shovel that was no longer needed because the times were changing and bigger and better equipment was being made. Mary Anne and Mike Mulligan find them selves out of work until the people of a small town challenge them to dig the cellar of their new town hall in one day. In the effort to meet the challenge Mike and his steam shovel forget to dig a ramp out. Luckily a citizens suggestion that Mary Anne could be the new furnace and Mike could be the building janitor.
  • (2/5)
    This story is about a pair of front loaders that dug so well but didnt leave a way out. A passerby noticed how well they had dug ad tried to repurpose them. Grades 2-3.
  • (4/5)
    Another childhood classic originally published in 1939 and now being reprinted. Here children are taught that hard work and persistence will win the day. We also learn that with the steam shovels being replaced by gasoline powered shovels that perhaps the tried and true is not completely obsolete despite the new inventions. An exciting story for children as Mike and his steam shovel try to dig a cellar in one day and the whole town becomes involved in cheering them on.
  • (5/5)
    This is a good example of historical fiction. As far as I know, Mike is not a real person, so it focuses on historical times (the time when steam engines still were around but were becoming more and more obsolete), but not on a true person. It accurately portrays the people and happenings of that time.Age Appropriateness: primary, intermediateMedia: pencil
  • (3/5)
    I read this book in the waiting room during pediatrician visits as a kid. I always wondered by Mike Mulligan never left the basement. Dedication to Mary Anne is one thing, but he could have gone out for a pizza or something. One of those mysteries along with why did Charlie's wife never throw in 5 cents with the sandwiches.
  • (4/5)
    Great Book for young children. It is one of Amy's favorites.
  • (5/5)
    Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, have been working together for years, digging canals for boats and deep cellars for tall buildings. But now that gasoline-powered and electric shovels can do the same ammount of work in half the time of a steam shovel, no one wants to hire Mike and Mary. They look for work in the town of Popperville, where they're challenged to dig the cellar for the new town hall in just one day.The overarching moral of "Mike Mulligan" is that just because something is old doesn't mean it's obsolete, and it also includes positive messages about loyalty, hard work and perseverance - all wrapped up in an interesting story that's never preachy or heavy-handed. I'd recommend this book for pre-school-age children up to first grade. It's an especially good choice for kids who like trucks and machines.
  • (2/5)
    Children will love the victorious Mike and Mary Anne who show their true worth despite the world moving in a different direction. Teaches a good lesson about valuing things that are older and that "newer" doesn't always mean better.
  • (3/5)
    This is one of those classic children's stories that you're sure to have heard of. Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel did wonderfully- until the fancy new diesel shovels moved in and they couldn't get any work. They searched everywhere until finally they dug the foundation for a town-hall ultra fast, and the steam shovel got stuck down there. It was turned into a furnace and Mike became the janitor, and neither were out of work again.
  • (5/5)
    Classic from before I was born. Mike and Mary Ann build roads and buildings. Now they are obsolete but Mike has a way of keeping Mary Ann from the scrap heap. I remember watching Captain Kangaroo as he read this book. It was fun then. It is fun now. My brother loved Mary Ann and Mike.
  • (5/5)
    Damn yous, technological advancements! Your fancy electric and gasoline steam shovels! Ah, but our old friend makes one feel right at home in the end, eh?
  • (5/5)
    Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, the bestest diggers in all the land.
  • (4/5)
    I remember this book from childhood and was VERY excited to find a pristine copy at a local thrift store. It's a classic from ages ago, but even modern kids will enjoy Mike and his steam shovel!
  • (5/5)
    My favorite book as a child - I'm looking forward to one day reading this to my own kids!
  • (5/5)
    I attribute my love for the traditional and old-fashioned to this book. This is also the book that made me realize I was going to have to avoid deconstructing my childhood reading selections if I wanted to remain sane. Please, no one ask me about the implications of Irish-American labor force in rural and suburban America in this sweet little book.