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.
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 forBorka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.