Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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“Congratulations! It is not often that a children’s CD comes along that combines the magic of a great story, great narrating and great music…A wonderful addition to any family collection for home or car.”

– Susan Hammond, Classical Kids

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel story and music CD or MP3 download
Music by Stephen Simon • Story by Virginia Lee Burton
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Mike Mulligan "is the kind of quality, well-produced, enriching recording a parent dreams of, and reaches for again and again."           Marsha Lucas, Ph.D, Amazon Customer

Virginia Lee Burton’s classic American children's book, a childhood favorite for generations, is brought to life with this beautiful new music for orchestra and Irish bagpipes.

In the story, Mike Mulligan refuses to give up his aging steam shovel Mary Anne as they travel to find one last job together. A tale of loyalty and friendship, perseverance and good ideas, this musical CD won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.

A 24-page activity book included with the CD contains biographies, sheet music, words to a sing-along song, information on featured instruments,  games, and more. MP3 download from Maestro Classics website includes a PDF of the activity booklet.  Ages 4+ and families.

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1. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

The orchestra and bagpipes set the tone and the story begins.

2. About the Author

Learn about Virginia Lee Burton who wrote this book for her own son Mike.

3. Mike Mulligan Song

A jazzy song you will never forget.

4. About the Music

Discover how a composer creates a musical score.

5. Now That You Know a Little More...

You are invited to listen again and discover how much more you hear in the music.

6. Want to Have Some Fun? Prepare to Perform

Time to get ready and sing.

7. Mike Milligan Song - Sing-Along

Sing along with the karaoke track. The words are in the program book.


Total Duration: 51:14 Minutes