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Virginia Lee Burton - Author

Virginia Lee Burton was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for The Little House, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans.

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Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Virginia Lee Burton
A welcome reissue of this American classic, its vigorous crayon illustrations have contemporary appeal as well as delicious period charm. Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Mary Anne have worked together digging some of the finest roads, canals and railway...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2005
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