Borka

Borka

by John Burningham
     
 

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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 layed her eggs. Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched, but Borka was different—she had no feathers and could not fly. When winter came the other geese flew off in search of warmer climates, leaving Borka all

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Overview

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 layed her eggs. Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched, but Borka was different—she 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.

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Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers by John Cunningham, now in a 40th anniversary edition, stars a featherless goose who wears a sweater knitted by her mother. However, Borka's siblings do not accept her, and her family migrates when winter arrives, forgetting her completely. How she ultimately finds love and acceptance makes for a grand adventure. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224064941
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
Fortieth Edition, 40th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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 and has enjoyed a very distinguished career.

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