John Burningham (Hardcover)

By John Burningham, John Burningham (Illustrator), Maurice Sendak (Foreword by)
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Description


A beautiful collectors’ volume showcasing the art, life, and inspiration of a celebrated author-illustrator.

Take a look behind the scenes at the work of John Burningham, one of the world’s most talented children’s book creators, in this fascinating masterwork showcasing everything from sketches to background stories, family photos to full-color art. Complete with a foreword by Maurice Sendak, an introduction by the distinguished children’s book author, critic, and curator Brian Alderson, and copious notes and revelations by the author-illustrator himself, this gorgeous showpiece belongs on the shelf of everyone who loves — or aspires to — the art of children’s book creation. A signed book plate is included.

About the Author


John Burningham is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator with numerous books to his credit. With "Mr. Gumpy's Outing", he became the first artist ever to win England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice. He lives in England.

John Burningham is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator with numerous books to his credit. With "Mr. Gumpy's Outing", he became the first artist ever to win England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice. He lives in England.

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) was the author and illustrator of such classic children's books as "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen". Widely considered one of the most innovative creators of children's literature, he received honors including the Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Sendak was born in Brooklyn in 1928 and died in Connecticut in 2012.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763644345
ISBN-10: 076364434X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Pages: 223
Language: English