Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne

As a youth services librarian, there are books that I use in my programs every year. One of those is Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. Since it was published in 1939, the book has never gone out-of-print. When I read it, no matter if the audience is composed of four-year-olds, fourth graders, or parents, there is always hushed listening and usually applause at the end. Now available online, provided by the books publisher Houghton Mifflin, are seven activities related to the story. The link to the activities is also provided in the right hand column of LitLinx, under the category, "Lesson Plan Linx."

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