Book & Cassette Houghton-Mifflin 2001
CS ISBN 0618164405 $10.95 One cassettes
This story of Maybelle's fight to remain relevant in a world of progress is a classic. Burton (beloved author of MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL) wrote and illustrated this book in the 1950s to tell the tale of San Francisco's fight to save its cable cars from extinction. The story has an old-fashioned feel, which Peter Kovner's hearty narration does everything to enhance. Kovner enthusiastically produces all the required sounds (clangs, dings, conductor's calls), and the story's brisk pace is further fueled by Burton's rhymes and the pleasant background music that makes you want to hop on and join the ride. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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