Amazing Kids! Magazine

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

By Levi Sunday-Lefkowitz, Grade 5, Forty Fort, PA

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

By Virginia Lee Burton

For ages 4 – 8

Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton, is a book about a man who never gives up on his friend, Mary Anne. Mary Anne is a steam shovel who can dig like nobody’s business. Mike had a chance to replace Mary Anne for a better piece of equipment, but he loved her. Find out more about Mike and Mary Anne’s friendship in Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

This has been a favorite book for me ever since I was little. I read this book all the time and I always enjoy the repetition said by the author. I enjoy this book even now. Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel is a great book about how if you try your best, you can do anything.

You can pick up this book at your local library or purchase it for your home collection on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Mulligan-His-Steam-Shovel/dp/0395169615.