By (author) John Burningham
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Humbert by John Burningham
Book DescriptionThis is the story of Humbert, a working horse, Mister Firkin, his master, and the Lord Mayor of London. Mister Firkin was a scrap-iron dealer and he would travel the streets of London with Humbert, shouting 'Any scrap, any old iron for sale?' The Brewery horses are terrible snobs and show off about how important they are because they are used in the Lord Mayor's Show. But when disaster strikes, it's Humbert who rushes to rescue and escorts the Mayor to Mansion House.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099413226
(280mm x 216mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Way to the Zoo, Paperback (April 2015)
In this classic child's fantasy featuring John Burningham's delightfully expressive artwork, an unlocked door leads to pandemonium - and one little girl's formidable voice reins in an entire menagerie!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hardback (August 2014)
Published just after his death in 1964, the only children's book written by James Bond creator Fleming is beloved by generations of children, and has spawned a classic film and Broadway musical. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, this edition features illustrations by "The New Yorker" artist Burningham.
There's Going to Be a Baby, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by John Burningham
In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world's most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be that combines a warm, timeless story with illustrations both freshly enchanting and wonderfully nostalgic. Full color.
US Kirkus Review » A four-by-four red and ruffled Lord Mayor riding on a stove in Mr. Firkin the junkman's wagon, drawn by the determined horse Humbert - when the coach and four broke down. Humbert insisted on volunteering. Burningham (like another Britisher we could mention) is so good he's sometimes too good - too much textured sky, too many scarlet-to-purple buildings looking like London on fire, too big a crowd of abase caricatures - but when he concentrates on Humbert and the Lord Mayor, on Mr. Firkin enjoying his sandwich and his pint, he packs a very funny Punch. The plot, however, is just another poor-horse-makes-good. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - John Burningham
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.
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