Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers

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John Burningham's classic first picture book reissued with the original cover rescanned and redesigned for its 50th anniversary.
     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 ...

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Overview

John Burningham's classic first picture book reissued with the original cover rescanned and redesigned for its 50th anniversary.
     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.

Borka, a goose with no feathers, has a hard life until a kindly dog and a sailor take her to Kew Gardens in London, where she finds a home and acceptance.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this decidedly un shaggy-goose-tale about a sweater-wearing fowl features richly hued artwork. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517580202
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/8/1994
  • Series: Dragonfly Bks.
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 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 for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.

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