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The Magic Bed

Written by John Burningham

The Magic Bed Synopsis

Georgie has got a new bed, but it's not like other beds. For each night, Georgie says the magic word and it whisks him away on a fantastic adventure. He loves his bed, but one day he and his family go on holiday, and when they come back, Granny has a big surprise for Georgie ...

The Magic Bed Press Reviews

Burningham's a dab hand at leaving a story hanging in mid-air, and, a s ever, this moving and poetic hymn to the power of imagination invites and rewards any amount of personal interpretation -- Joanna Carey * Guardian * The book has its moments of suspense and an engagingly suggestive ending, but best of all is the succinct, expressive, sketchy style, which communicates emotions, characters, settings and atmosphere with great precision -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * Burningham's story taps into the limitless realm of a child's imagination. It's a classic tale from one of the best around -- Damian Kelleher * Metro Life * The story has a strong appeal because it is a fantasy that is true to reality: everyone has a kind of magic bed -- Jane Doonan * TES * An ideal showcast for what Burningham does best: blending domestic detail with expressionistic emotion and scale -- Sally Williams * Independent *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099439691
Publication date: 4th March 2004
Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 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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