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Humbert

Written by John Burningham

Humbert Synopsis

This is the story of Humbert, a working horse, Mister Firkin, his master, and the Lord Mayor of London. Mister Firkin was a scrap-iron dealer and he would travel the streets of London with Humbert, shouting 'Any scrap, any old iron for sale?' The Brewery horses are terrible snobs and show off about how important they are because they are used in the Lord Mayor's Show. But when disaster strikes, it's Humbert who rushes to rescue and escorts the Mayor to Mansion House.

Humbert Press Reviews

Humbert the horse loves working with Mr. Firkin, the scrap-iron dealer, but he envies the grand life of the brewery horses who pull the Lord Mayor's golden coach. As the day of the Lord Master's Show begins, Humbert watches from the sidelines, feeling small and shabby--until a disaster suddenly places him center stage. A noble and hilarious moral tale. A noble and hilarious moral tale. -- Junior Bookshelf A noble and hilarious moral tale. Junior Bookshelf A noble and hilarious moral tale. --Junior Bookshelf

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099413226
Publication date: 30th May 2000
Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About 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 ...

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