Books by Virginia Lee Burton

LIFE STORY by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: May 6, 1962

"In the end the story zeroes in on four scenes in the space of one day, focussing directly on the place of the individual on an everchanging planet."
The story of the Earth's evolution from the time it swirled as a "red hot fiery ball of matter" to the planet we know today is depicted in terms of the various stages of development. Read full book review >
MAYBELLE THE CABLE CAR by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 15, 1952

"You'll cheer too when the Citizen's Committee wins out."
People who voted "yes" in the San Francisco cable car question will love every page of this book and so will their children. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE HOUSE by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 1, 1942

"Virginia Burton has a sense of pattern that makes her pictures almost like a tapestry."
From what is available,this promises to be another beguiling book in the series which includes Choo Choo and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Read full book review >
CALICO THE WONDER HORSE, OR THE SAGA OF STEWY STINKER by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 15, 1941

"Written to young moderns order."
Do we have to have them — these variations on the comic strip and the modern hair raisers? Read full book review >
MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: Nov. 1, 1939

"Mike's shovel, almost human in his eyes, is outdated, so he takes her to a small town, and contracts to dig a cellar in a day. He does it, but shuts himself and his shovel, into the cellar. How this is solved to the delight of everyone makes an amusing wind-up. Good pictures"
This is a sure favorite with the small child whose interest is concentrated on mechanical objects (and there are many such). Read full book review >
CHOO CHOO by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: Jan. 1, 1937

"Modern feel to the sprawly illustrations, and a story with a moral not too obviously applied."
We must have missed this when it appeared in 1937. Read full book review >