Virginia Lee Burton

Virginia Lee Burton was awarded the Caldecott Medal for The Little House (published 75 years ago today), but it’s not her most famous book. You can read more about her in this new biography:

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Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by John Rocco
Desribes 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.

 

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