John Burningham (Hardcover)

Limited Edition

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

Candlewick, 9780763644345, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

List Price: 70.00*
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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.


About the Author

John Burningham (1936-2019) was one of the world’s most recognized and beloved illustrators. His work has received countless awards, including a Boston GlobeHorn Book honor for It’s a Secret! and two Kate Greenaway Medals. Over his fifty-year career, John Burningham wrote and illustrated more than thirty picture books, including Picnic, Motor Miles, and Mouse House. He and his wife, Helen Oxenbury, had three children.