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Tug of War

Written by John Burningham

Tug of War Synopsis

Hare, Hippopotamus and Elephant live together, but not happily, for Hippopotamus and Elephant are forever teasing poor Hare. One day, Hare decides to teach his friends a lesson, and so the great tug of war begins ...

Tug of War Press Reviews

... featuring stunning illustrations spanning double-page spreads with cleverly changing perspectives and the use of vibrant colours ... Within a beautiful picture book it gives a salutary and inspiring lesson about the importance of fighting back against abuse. -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224045209
Publication date: 31st January 1900
Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback
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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