â€śKaty,â€ť Burton said, â€śwas the pride and joy of the Geoppolis Highway Department,â€ť and her Geoppolis is modeled after central Gloucester where Burton also created the beloved â€śMary Annâ€ť for Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. In 1943, Burton won the Caldecott Medal for her book, The Little House.
- Katy & the Big Snow Burton Bradshaw symphony (10:00 min)
"Katy and the Big Snow" by Virginia Lee Burton. Music by Robert J. Bradshaw. Commissioned by the Cape Ann Symphony. Used by permission, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
- Dig! Maryann Dig!
Note the inspiration for the beloved steam shovel at work on Gloucester High School; photo courtesy Cape Ann Museum
- 1943 Caldecott quotes (2:32)
- Award winning doc (trailer:36 sec)
Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place, © 2009 by Red Dory Productions/Searchlight Films
- Caldecott Speech to print out (PDF)
- Katy's Book Cover
Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt