John Burningham




John hasn't connected with his friends on Goodreads, yet.





John Burningham

Goodreads Author


born
in Farnham, Surrey, The United Kingdom
gender
male

genre

member since
March 2015


About this author

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bur...

Married to Helen Oxenbury They have one son and two daughters.

John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill. In 1954 he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, working at a variety of jobs.

From 1956-1959, he studied at the Central School of Art, after which he designed posters for London Transport and the British Transport Commission. He also spent a year on an animated puppet film in the Middle East. He then became a writer and illustrator of children's books, his first book, Borka: The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers (1963) winning the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1963, an achievement he repeated with Mr Gumpy's Outing
...more


John Burningham hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Average rating: 3.85 · 6,260 ratings · 759 reviews · 80 distinct works · Similar authors
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,838 ratings — published 1970 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Avocado Baby
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
There's Going to Be a Baby
by
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
It's a Secret!
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1973 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Come Away From the Water, S...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Way to the Zoo
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Would You Rather...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hey! Get Off Our Train
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Edwardo the Horriblest Boy ...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John Burningham…
Mr. Gumpy's Outing Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car Mr. Gumpy's Outing: Cross-C... Mr Gumpy's Outing and Other...
Mr. Gumpy (4 books)
by
3.9701443569553807 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,048 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“There are lots of animals in the house.
There's an elephant in the hall,
a seal in the bathtub,
a crane in the laundry,
a tiger on the stairs,
and a polar bear by the fridge.
Does this have anything to do with you?”
John Burningham, Hey! Get Off Our Train

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
MCC Children's Li...: Picture book 1 1 Feb 11, 2012 09:24PM  
UEL PGCE group 20...: P7 on programme reviews 348 119 Jul 04, 2012 05:22PM  
100+ Books in 2015: Aida's 100 Books in 2013 90 102 Dec 12, 2013 03:52PM  
Children's Books: Who Is Your Favourite Children's Author? 139 327 Oct 14, 2014 04:38PM  
1001 Children's B...: How many have you read or read to your child? 60 325 Jan 15, 2015 07:03AM  



No comments have been added yet.