Mike Jackson (Mike) Mike is the title character of British humorist P. G. Wodehouse’s 1909 “schoolboy novel”, Mike. Mike is in the classic tradition of a P. G. Wodehouse character – British upper class golden age public school boy, a little short on the intellectual side, long on sports, especially cricket, and all around good fellow, if rather benignly mischievous. This from the creator of Jeeves and Bertie, after all. It makes one quite nostalgic, especially if one is American and takes most of one’s British cues from “Downton Abbey”. Sticky wicket, and all that. At any rate, Mike’s time is long gone, but his type is not, and it is admirable in its own way.
Big Mean Mike (Michelle Knudsen) - A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if you’re big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute. Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that’s just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can’t believe it! Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again — and this time brings a friend — Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute...From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Mike Fink (Steven Kellogg) - Mike Fink was king of the keelboatmen -- the strongest, rowdiest bunch of fellows ever to work on the Mississippi. Mike was a whole lot more than a keelboater -- yes, sir! He was a crack shot and the best grizzly and gator wrestler on the river. They don't make 'em like Mike these days, now do they? Recommended for ages 9-12.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Virginia Lee Burton) - A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories by Virginia Lee Burton (Virginia Lee Burton) - Best known for the ever popular Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated stories that have been entertaining children, parents, and grandparents for more than sixty years. Many of her books—with themes that honor a simple way of life and celebrate heroes who endure through determination and by adapting to change—have become classic American tales. With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton’s most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged. Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to one of America’s most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Mike's Mystery (Gertrude Chandler Warner) - The Boxcar Children Mysteries #5. Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when they are curious about a uranium mine. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Famous People Named Mike - Mike Tyson (boxer); Mike Wallace (journalist); Mike Myers (SNL cast member); Mike “The Situation” (reality TV star); Mike Ditka (football coach); Mike Eruzione (hockey player); Mike Nichols (director); Mike Huckabee (politician); Mike Oldfield (musician); Mike Bryan (tennis player); Mike Stoller (songwriter); Mike Patton (musician)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Mike - Chuck Norris (martial artist/actor); Casey Kasem (radio personality)
Mike - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mike.