BORKA: The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers
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Burningham’s classic first picture book: Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers.
“Once upon a time there were two geese called Mr and Mrs Plumpster.”
Each Spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors, and Mrs Plumpster laid her eggs. Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched: Archie, Freda, Jennifer, Oswald, Timothy and Borka. But Bo...more
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 fo...more