Big Machines

Big Machines

The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544715578
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rocco, John - Illustrator


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

greenfox737 Nov 08, 2017

A picture biography of Caldecott Medal winner Virginia Lee Burton, author of children's books like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House. Told in a dreamy manner with many references to Burton's artistic style, this story may appeal less to children and more to parents or grandparents who remember Burton's work from their own childhoods.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at BPL

To Top