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Mr Gumpy's Rhino

John Burningham



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Jonathan Cape
06 August 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture books; Animal stories (Children's&YA)
Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he's rescuing a rhino who's lost its parents. But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together?

A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos alike.

Praise for Mr Gumpy's Outing - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal A story of real drama observed with gentle humour
By:   John Burningham
Imprint:   Jonathan Cape
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 258mm,  Width: 253mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   451g
ISBN:   9780857552013
ISBN 10:   0857552015
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Recommended Age:   Up to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Burningham (Author, Illustrator) John Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka- the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John's first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children's books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy's Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The Shopping Basket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get off our Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004). John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.

Reviews for Mr Gumpy's Rhino

With the classic mix of soft sepia line drawings and beautifully textured full colour images this is Burningham at his best, vividly capturing landscapes and the tiny, exquisitely drawn details that bring every character to life. A real celebration of kindness and community that offers a gentle introduction for small children to discussion about conservation and endangered species. A real classic that will be as timeless, popular and hopefully award-winning, as its predecessors. * Love4Reading * Stunning illustrations... The modern master of the children's picturebook... still has an animal's heart and capacity for mischief. * The Times Children's Book of the Week *

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