'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 Borka was different. Borka had no feathers and could not fly. When winter came the other geese flew off in search of warmer climates, leaving Borka all alone. But her adventure was only just beginning ...
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK ISBN: 9780224064941 Weight: 480 g Dimensions: 288 x 223 x 10 mm Edition: 40th anniversary edition
For several generations, John Burningham’s work was childhood, be it his own picture books (i.e. Mr Gumpy's Outing, Courtney, or Avocado Baby) or his occasional projects for texts not his own (The Wind in the Willows, the now sadly out of print Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medals, Burningham debuted as a children’s writer and illustrator in 1963 with Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, kick-starting a career that would cover some sixty books.
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