Come Away from the Water, Shirley
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Come Away from the Water, Shirley

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 226 x 284 x 8mm | 222.26g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 009989940X
  • 9780099899402
  • 14,051

About John Burningham

John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.show more

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"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" TESshow more

Back cover copy

Come away from the water, Shirley, caution her parents. But Shirley has already set out on an adventure at sea where she encounters danger, pirates and best of all, buried treasure! John Burningham's brilliant juxtapostion of both sides of the story will have both parents and children laughing aloud.show more

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"The language of children is Burningham's"show more

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294 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 24% (72)
4 31% (90)
3 31% (90)
2 9% (25)
1 6% (17)
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