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Maybelle, the cable car / [written and illustrated] by Virginia Lee Burton.

By: Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996Edition: [New ed.].Description: 42 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 cassette (analog).ISBN: 0395828473; 9780395828472; 0395840031 (pbk.); 9780395840030 (pbk.); 0613029828; 9780613029827.Subject(s): Progress -- Juvenile fiction | Cable cars (Streetcars) -- Juvenile fiction | Cable cars (Streetcars) -- Citizen participation -- Juvenile fiction | Cable cars (Streetcars) -- Preservation and restoration -- Juvenile fiction | Determination (Personality trait) -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children -- Juvenile fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.B954 | May 1996Summary: Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress.
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Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This is a lively retelling of the classic story by Virginia Lee Burton (HM, 1996). The narrator, Peter Kovner, provides dramatic narration, and a woman contributes a suitable, strong-willed voice for Maybelle. The story is accompanied by jaunty background music and sound effects that supplement the telling nicely. For example, a meeting is accompanied by low mumbling voices, and a victory scene is backed up with the sound of a cheering crowd. Side one of the tape includes page turn sounds of a bell clanging. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. This book and tape set will be a useful addition for public and school libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellvue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Virginia Lee Burton was born August 30, 1909 in Massachusetts. She was an author and illusrator of children's books. <p> Her titles include Maybelle the Cable Car, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away. In 1942, she won the Caldecott Medal for her title, The Little House. <p> Burton died on October 15, 1968 in Massachusetts. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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