Beloved author, John Burningham

British children’s author and illustrator, John Burningham, died January 4th in London. A Kate Greenaway medal winner (twice- 1963 and 1970), Burningham wrote and illustrated award-winning books including the illustrations for Fleming’s “Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang.” My favorite Burningham title, “Mr. Gumpy’s Outing,” reminds me of so many happy rereadings with my daughter.  His widow, Helen Oxenbury, is also a children’s illustrator.

Title: Mr. Gumpy's Outing, Author: John Burningham

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