"Maybelle The Cable Car" written by Virginia Lee Burton. Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., copyright 1980.
" Maybelle was a cable car, a San Francisco cable car, Cling clang...Up and down and around she went. No hill too steep, no load too heavy always cheerful and most polite. She rang her gong and sang her song from early morn till late at night...."
"Until the City Fathers said the cable cars were old fashioned and must give way to big modern buses. "No," said the people of San Francisco. "The cable cars must not go." They rose up in defense of their beloved cable cars-the only ones left in the whole wide world.
By recounting actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy."
Virginia Lee Burton's (1909-1968) original art from Maybelle the Cable Car was retrieved from the archives of San Francisco's Public Library to recreate this edition with all the vibrant charm of the original.
42 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has a lot of wear. See the pictures for more details.