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Best known for the ever popular Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated stories that have been entertaining children, parents, and grandparents for more than sixty years. Many of her bookswith themes that honor a simple way of life and celebrate heroes who endure through determination and by adapting to changehave become classic American tales. With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burtons most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged. Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to one of Americas most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children.