Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury (Hardcover)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel plus three other classic picture book favorites, in one handsome hardcover.
The four complete and unabridged picture books by Virginia Lee Burton in this volume are:
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
- The Little House (a Caldecott Medal winner)
- Katy and the Big Snow
- Maybelle the Cable Car
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 attractive 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.
This gift-ready and value priced hardcover belongs on every preschooler's bookshelf.
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.