John Burningham




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John Burningham

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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
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Average rating: 3.85 · 8,435 ratings · 997 reviews · 87 distinct works · Similar authors
Mr. Gumpy's Outing

3.99 avg rating — 3,530 ratings — published 1970 — 17 editions
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Avocado Baby

4.02 avg rating — 711 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
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There's Going to Be a Baby

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Come Away From the Water, S...

3.60 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car

3.64 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 1973 — 9 editions
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It's a Secret!

3.68 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Way to the Zoo

3.36 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Would You Rather...

4.04 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
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Hey! Get Off Our Train

3.77 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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Edwardo the Horriblest Boy ...

3.65 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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“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

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