Borka by John Burningham
The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers

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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 alone. But her adventure was only just beginning.
 

About John Burningham

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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 50 years.
 
Published January 1, 1978 by Puffin Books.. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1964 ISBN: 0224064940 Page count: ...

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The Guardian

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The Magic Bed by John Burningham 40pp, Cape, £10.99 Borka by John Burningham 40pp, Cape, £10.99 Picture books today come and go at an alarming rate.

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Publishers Weekly

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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.

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Publishers Weekly

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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this decidedly un shaggy-goose-tale about a sweater-wearing fowl features richly hued artwork.

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