Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Written and Illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton

The story of Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator and his trusty shovel, Mary Anne. When their livelihood is threatened by gasoline, electric, and diesel fueled shovels, Mike and Mary Anne move to a small town to find work. They face challenges, but all ends well when Mike becomes a janitor and Mary Anne is converted into a furnace.

Age Range 4 - 7 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
48
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre-K - 2nd
ISBN
9780395259399
Lexile 580
Themes