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RIP John Burningham

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    He died yesterday. Mr Gumpy's Outing is one of my favourites. When I'm out with my walking group going across a field on a narrow path I always think we look like the party returning from their adventure. Those books from the 70s are unbeatable imo.
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  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    My kids loved them. My grandchildren are presently appreciating them.
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  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I love those books. We used to act out Mr Gumpy's Outing at school.
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  4. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    The shopping basket for me. Love that story.
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  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    "Oi, get off our train"
    That's the best book for tiny kids ever.
    He had such enormous skill in suggesting worldly morals without actually stating them, and that cut through many of his books. Such big ideas through so few words. Above all, he made his child characters into absolute heroes but he never needed to point this out, all achieved with modesty, even to a tiny kid having the book read to them on their parent's knee. A really important writer.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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