In print now for almost forty years, the story of Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel is as fresh today as when it was published- and it still speaks directly to children, "This is fun both in its text and gay crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan remains faithful to his steam shovel, Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and Diesel-engine contraptions and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending."
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This is a charming story about Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, in the times when bigger fancier machines are taking the place of steam machinery. It is an endearing tale of a hard worker and his relationship with his steam shovel, who he affectionately calls Mary Anne. They go looking for a job, and the author depicts the characters Mike meets with real humor. They finally land a job, and so the tale begins. The story is watched excitedly by a young boy who calls various members of the town to watch too. Readers will appreciate the simple story of things from another time when life was slower, and children will enjoy it, just as they have for years. (It was one of my husbands childhood favorites)