Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton [FIRST EDITION RE-PRINT] • Houghton Mifflin

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton


Rare late 90's printing of this first edition, gorgeous and featuring identical dust jacket and cloth boards to the original 1939 first edition. 

Dust jacket has a touch of shelf / edge wear but is clean, crisp and fully in tact; housed  in an archival quality jacket protector. 

Book itself is Mint.  Pristine pictorial cloth boards.  Reads like new. 

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.