Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Mary Anne, have been on many adventures from digging canals to cutting through mountains for trains to pass. The invention of gas, electric, and diesel shovels, who can do the work in half the time, make Mike and Mary Anne feel like they have something to prove. Find out how their adventure ends.
A modern classic that no child should miss. "This is fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan remains faithful to his steam shovel, Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions, and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending."--"The New Yorker."