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Author photo. Husband and wife John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.

Husband and wife John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.

John Burningham (1936–2019)

Author of Mr. Gumpy's Outing

Includes the names: J BURNINGHAM, John Burningham, John Burmingham
Also includes: John Birmingham (3)

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John Burningham was born in Farnham, United Kingdom on April 27, 1936. After two and a half years of non-military service as a conscientious objector, he graduated from Central School of Art with distinction in 1959. Before becoming a children's author and illustrator, he made puppets for Yoram Gross's animation film Joseph the Dreamer and was commissioned to produce a number of posters for London Transport. Burningham's first picture book, Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, was published in 1963 and won the Kate Greenaway Medal. His other books included Humbert, Avocado Baby, Oi! Get Off Our Train, Courtney, Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present, Come Away from the Water, Shirley, England, Cloudland, France, and There's Going to Be a Baby written with his wife and fellow illustrator Helen Oxenbury. He also illustrated Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1964 and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows in 1983. He received the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1970 for Mr. Gumpy's Outing, the Kurt Maschler award in 1984 for Granpa, and the Booktrust lifetime achievement award in 2018 with Oxenbury. Burningham died on January 4, 2019 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Mr. Gumpy's Outing 1,268 copies, 25 reviews
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car 453 copies, 9 reviews
Hey! Get Off Our Train 452 copies, 4 reviews
Would You Rather... 275 copies, 9 reviews
Avocado Baby 205 copies, 6 reviews
Come Away From The Water, Shirley 204 copies, 27 reviews
Granpa 201 copies, 10 reviews
There's Going to Be a Baby 180 copies, 33 reviews
Cannonball Simp 145 copies, 2 reviews
It's a Secret 144 copies, 11 reviews
The Shopping Basket 142 copies, 1 review
Cloudland 100 copies, 1 review
The Magic Bed 83 copies, 6 reviews
Courtney 70 copies, 2 reviews
Where's Julius? 64 copies, 3 reviews
Opposites 64 copies
Trubloff 64 copies, 2 reviews
Aldo 59 copies, 1 review
Picnic 47 copies, 4 reviews
The Dog 45 copies, 1 review
The Way to the Zoo 44 copies, 4 reviews
The Blanket 43 copies
The Friend 42 copies, 4 reviews
Whaddayamean 41 copies, 2 reviews
Hushabye 38 copies
The Baby 36 copies
Motor Miles 34 copies, 3 reviews
Seasons 34 copies
Tug of War 24 copies, 1 review
Humbert 22 copies
The snow 22 copies
The School 22 copies
The Rabbit 21 copies
Mouse House 17 copies
The Cupboard 13 copies
Letters 11 copies
Grand Band 8 copies
A Good Job 6 copies
Jangle Twang 5 copies
Car Ride 4 copies
Read One 4 copies
Skip Trip 4 copies
England 4 copies
Air Miles 3 copies
Pigs Plus 2 copies
Vroum bang 1 copy
Heel/stuk 1 copy
The Wind in the Willows (Illustrator, some editions) 20,071 copies, 301 reviews
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Illustrator) 1,855 copies, 33 reviews
The Wind in the Willows: Novelisation (Illustrator, some editions) 4 copies
The Extraordinary Tug-of-War (Illustrator; Illustrator, some editions) 3 copies

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