Books Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton Paperback, 42 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $6.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMaybelle the Cable CarAuthorVirginia Lee Burton Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress. Genres: Children's Books Fiction Also by Virginia Lee Burton Katy and the Big Snow Life Story Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel The Little House Song of Robin Hood Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Maybelle the Cable Car Book Your Trip Tales Of City Transit To Read While You Wait For The Bus June 17, 2014 From cabs to cable cars, there are all sorts of ways to travel around downtown. Step through the turnstile to find books that will take you from the London Tube to the New York City subway.