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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446495100
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Edwardo the Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World




A touching and thought-provoking parable from the brilliant John Burningham that highlights the dangers of judging too quickly.

Edwardo is an ordinary boy, so sometimes he can be a bit grubby or clumsy, a bit cruel or noisy or rude. The more that he is criticised, the worse he becomes, until one day they call him 'The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World'. Just then, Edwardo's luck begins to change, and a series of chance events reveal that really he is a lovely boy, and has been all along.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446495100
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the author

John Burningham

John Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career.

John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy’s Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The ShoppingBasket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get offour Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004).

John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.

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Praise for Edwardo the Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World

This book has all the ingredients that Burningham's fans pounce on: a sharp, clear-sighted edge, grace and wit

Sally Williams, Independent

A wonderfully cautionary tale; subtly told and beautifully illustrated

Kate Agnew, Guardian

The book is a series of funny adventures and misunderstandings with a reassurance that even if, inevitably, you are sometimes untidy, noisy or cruel, you still have the potential to be lovely

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

Young readers will be shocked, fascinated and amused by Edwardo's misdeeds whilst also identifying with his horriblest moments . . . A tour de force

Books for Keeps

A wonderful book about seeing the best in people

Junior

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