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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,748 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia Lee Burton Narrator: Rodd Ross Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samantha | 2/9/2014

    " This book is a definite classic! It shows different modes of transportation for little kids to learn (especially little boys). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by AGV K | 2/4/2014

    " We own this book in a treasury set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gabriella | 2/1/2014

    " As a little girl, stories by Virginia Lee Burton were always some of my favorites. She tells her stories in a way that is enchanting; almost as if she were sitting in a rocking chair, surrounded by people young and old, passing a piece of history down along the generations. Her style of writing reminds her readers that although the world is constantly changing, the old is something to be held on to. In this particular story, the strong bond between a man and his steam shovel allow them to overcome the difficulties of being underestimated. Although the steam shovel isn't as fancy as the new gasoline, electric, and diesel shovels she can do more than all combined. This book gives readers an opportunity to learn about history and themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/31/2014

    " My children's favorite, a good story about hard work and flexibility in a difficult situation. Endearing pictures. "

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