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  • Published: 1 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781782957690
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Mr Gumpy's Rhino




A brand new Mr Gumpy story from picture-book legend, John Burningham

A brand new Mr Gumpy story from picture-book legend, John Burningham

Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he's rescuing a rhino who's lost its parents. But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together?

A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos alike from the creator of Would You Rather and Avocado Baby.

Praise for Mr Gumpy's Outing - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal"A story of real drama observed with gentle humour" Guardian

  • Published: 1 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781782957690
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

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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