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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Music by Stephen Simon
​Story by Virginia Lee Burton
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Includes activity booklet
Includes activity booklet PDF
About Mike Mulligan

Mike has a steam shovel named Mary Anne. When steam shovels become obsolete, Mike refuses to give up his old friend and together they travel to find one last job. Virginia Lee Burton’s classic American children's book, a childhood favorite for generations, is brought to life with beautiful new music for orchestra and Irish bagpipes. A tale of loyalty and friendship, perseverance and good ideas, this musical CD featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra is the recipient of numerous awards including a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. After Peter and the Wolf, this is the next musical work all children should know. 

Recommended for ages 5+ and families

CD & MP3 extras include a narrated biography of Virginia Lee Burton and the composer, Stephen Simon. The activity booklet included with the CD and MP3 contains biographies, sheet music, words to a sing-along song, information on featured instruments, games, and the original illustrations by Virginia Lee Burton. Also available is the free Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel curriculum guide with educational resources for teachers & homeschool parents.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel was released by Maestro Classics in 2004, immediately won many top national awards, and was the first of twelve CDs in the Stories in Music series.

We hope you and your child will:

  • Discover the magical sounds of the symphony orchestra.

  • Listen to music together.

  • Hone your listening skills and revel in your new musical memories.

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