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Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968)

Autor(a) de Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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About the Author

Virginia Lee Burton was born August 30, 1909 in Massachusetts. She was an author and illusrator of children's books. Her titles include Maybelle the Cable Car, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away. In 1942, she won the Caldecott Medal for her mostrar mais title, The Little House. Burton died on October 15, 1968 in Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Virginia Lee Burton

Associated Works

The Emperor's New Clothes (1837) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,422 exemplares
The Song of Robin Hood (1947) — Ilustrador — 112 exemplares
The Family Storybook Treasury (2011) 66 exemplares
The Fast Sooner Hound (1942) — Ilustrador — 41 exemplares
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel [1990 TV] (1992) — Original book — 3 exemplares


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Burton sets the stage and tells the drama of the history of the earth. Starting at the beginning of the universe, she bring us forward through time through each era and describes the major geological features as well as the forms of life present at the time. As she approaches the present, the time periods become shorter until we we are in the present century, the present lifetime, the present year, the present season, the present day. The illustrations are vibrant and play into the "drama" setting by showing an image of the era as if it's playing out on a stage. The text page features interesting details in black, white and yellow. Despite the scope and scale of the book, the narrative imparts you with the significance of your life in the present moment, small as it is in comparison to all you've just witnessed.

"And now it is your Life Story and it is you who play the leading role. The stage is set, the time is now, and the place wherever you are. Each passing second a new link in the endless chain of Time. The drama of Life is a continuous story--ever new, ever changing, and ever wondrous to behold."
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KristenRoper | 11 outras críticas | Mar 21, 2024 |
Story about a little house living in the simple countryside who wants to move to the big city. The little house gets it's wish, and industry booms all around it. Soon the city overpowers the little house which damages it. The original owners saved the house and moved it back into the country. It is happier in the simple life.

I thought this book was super cute and very simple. I would read this book for K-2nd graders. It teaches about the simple life and also about industry/progress.
sagan21 | 128 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |
A charming tale about change and the passage of time.
The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal
madison02 | 128 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Pre-K - 3rd Grade
Awards: Caldecott Award (1943)
vflore21 | 128 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |



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