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Come Away From The Water, Shirley

Written by John Burningham

Come Away From The Water, Shirley Synopsis

On a day trip to the seaside Mum and Dad settle down in their deckchairs to snooze the day away while for Shirley it is a chance to set sail for uncharted seas, adventure and buried treasure. But not before her Mum has warned her off the dangers of tar, stray dogs and cold water. . . . With the alternative pictures giving both sides of the story, children and adults alike will appreciate the humour and observations from this well known children's author.

The Good Book Guide Review

A wonderfully witty exploration of parental watchfulness and childhood daydreams. For while her parents settle down for a dull day on the beach, Shirley is off (in her own imagination) on a wild adventure with pirates and hidden treasure.

Come Away From The Water, Shirley Press Reviews

One of the best * Independent on Sunday * John Burningham is one of the best writers in the business * Financial Times * The language of children is Burningham's * TES *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099899402
Publication date: 15th October 1992
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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