Authors & Illustrators

John Burningham

Born in 1936, John Burningham attended the alternative education establishment, Summerhill, in Suffolk, where lessons are not compulsory. At 17, he became a conscientious objector, and avoided military service by joining the Friends Ambulance Unit. After this he did forestry work, farming, slum clearance, school building in Southern Italy and demolition work in Israel. He went to the Central School of Art in London in 1956, graduating in 1959 with a National Diploma in Design, as well as the School's own Diploma. Unsure of his future, he returned to Israel where he worked on models and puppets for a film company until his return to England in the autumn of 1960 when his life as an illustrator began. He created posters for London Transport, drew cartoons for magazines and made Christmas card designs until the publication of his first book in 1963. One of the UK's most distinguished illustrators, John Burningham's appeal is recognised the world over. He has won the Kate Greenaway medal twice.

Books written by John Burningham

Books illustrated by John Burningham

  • Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present

    By John Burningham
    Illustrated by John Burningham

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    When it comes to delivering the last present in his sack, no journey is too far for Father Christmas! A charming seasonal story from an award-winning artist.

  • The Way to the Zoo

    By John Burningham
    Illustrated by John Burningham

    Hardback, AUS $24.99, NZ $27.99
    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!

  • The Way to the Zoo

    By John Burningham
    Illustrated by John Burningham

    Paperback, AUS $15.99, NZ $17.99
    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!

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