WorldCat Identities

Burningham, John

Works: 563 works in 2,450 publications in 15 languages and 60,870 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Fantasy fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Pictorial works  Big books  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Subject Headings: Travelers 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator
Classifications: PZ7.B936, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Burningham
Mr. Gumpy's outing by John Burningham( Book )

133 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs
Mr. Gumpy's motor car by John Burningham( Book )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Gumpy's human and animal friends squash into his old car and go for a drive - until it starts to rain
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang : the magical car by Ian Fleming( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children persuade their father, an inventor, to purchase and restore an old car which turns out to have magical powers
There's going to be a baby by John Burningham( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Would you rather ... by John Burningham( Book )

98 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of comical choices such as, "Would you rather eat spider stew or slug dumplings or mashed worms?" ends with an invitation to bedtime
Granpa by John Burningham( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl and her grandfather share very special moments
Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas present by John Burningham( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On discovering late Christmas Eve that he has forgotten to deliver one present, Santa Claus wearily makes his way in a variety of conveyances to the top of the Roly Poly Mountain to deliver it
Come away from the water, Shirley by John Burningham( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley's adventures at the beach are interspersed with familiar parental warnings. Suggested level: junior
It's a secret! by John Burningham( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One evening Marie Elaine and her neighbor Norman go with Malcolm the cat to a secret place, where they dance and party with the Queen of the Cats
John Patrick Norman McHennessy : the boy who was always late by John Burningham( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher regrets his decision to disbelieve a student's outlandish excuses for being tardy
Hey! Get off our train by John Burningham( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At bedtime a young boy takes a trip on his toy train and rescues several endangered animals
Edwardo : the horriblest boy in the whole wide world by John Burningham( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each time he does something a little bit bad, Edwardo is told that he is very bad and soon his behavior is awful, but when he accidentally does good things and is complimented, he becomes much, much nicer
John Burningham's ABC by John Burningham( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upper and lower case letters and labeled pictures depict dogs, flowers, umbrellas, a wasp, and other animals and objects from A to Z
Avocado baby by John Burningham( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baby who gains enormous strength from avocados defends his weakling family
The magic bed by John Burningham( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgie gets a new bed that takes him on magical adventures
The way to the zoo by John Burningham( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering a magical door in her bedroom that leads her to the zoo, a little girl is tempted to bring one little bear back to her room, and then a menagerie of smaller animals, and then a medley of big animals, until pandemonium ensues
Cloudland by John Burningham( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While high in the mountains with his parents, Albert falls off a cliff and ends up in Cloudland, where he enjoys playing with the cloud children, but misses his parents
Aldo by John Burningham( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small girl reflects on the comfort she gets from her imaginary friend Aldo
John Burningham by John Burningham( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Burningham is a celebration of an extraordinary life in illustration. It traces the development of the artist from early childhood drawings and experiences through to the creative explosion of art school and beyond, bringing us to the publication of Johns's first book for children, Borka, the adventures of a goose, 1963. Borka, and the books that followed, have redefined their genre. The unforgettable characters and stories have entranced children all over the world for decades. Alongside the books for children are further treats - posters for London Transport, magazine covers and a lamp in the form of a tower block are just some of those featured here. Told in his own words, and featuring a foreword by Maurice Sendak and an introduction by the critic, Brian Alderson, John Burningham is an indispensible guide to one of the defining illustrators of our time"--Inside front cover
Around the world in eighty days by John Burningham( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intrepid traveler visits twenty-four countries on five continents in eighty days and records his impressions in sketches and an amusing journal
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.11 for Hey! Get o ... to 0.91 for John Burni ...)

Mr. Gumpy's outing
Alternative Names
Burningham, John 1935-

Burningham, John Mackintosh.

Burninghem, G'ohn

Burninghem, Gohn 1936-

John Burningham

John Burningham auteur et illustrateur d'ouvrages pour enfants

John Burningham britischer Kinderbuchautor und Illustrator

John Burningham Brits schrijver

בורנינגהם, ג׳והן

בורנינגהם, ג׳והן סופר בריטי

ברנינגהם, ג'ון

버닝엄, 존 1936-

버닝햄, 존

버닝햄, 존 1936-

존 버닝햄


バーニンガム, ジョン


Mr. Gumpy's motor carChitty Chitty Bang Bang : the magical carThere's going to be a babyWould you rather ...GranpaHarvey Slumfenburger's Christmas presentCome away from the water, ShirleyIt's a secret!