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Courtney

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When the children bring Courtney home he's just a loveable scruffy old dog. But the-mongrel-that-nobody-wants has the most amazing talents. He can cook! He can juggle! He can even play the violin! Then one day Courtney the wonder dog packs up his trunk and leaves home - but the children find out his helping paw is not far away...show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 290 x 6mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0099666812
  • 9780099666813
  • 125,341

Review quote

"His expressive pictures carry entire conviction in this splendid book" * Observer * "This is a classic Burningham, a real joy" * The Good Book Guide * "He is one of the best writers in the business" * Financial Times * "The language of children is Burningham's" * TES *show more

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 Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy's Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The Shopping Basket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get off our Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004). John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.show more

Review Text

"He is one of the best writers in the business"show more

Back cover copy

When the children bring Courtney home he's just a loveable scruffy old dog. But the mongrel-that-nobody-wants has the most amazing talents. He can cook! He can juggle! He can even play violin! Then one day Courtney packs his trunk and leaves home - but the children find out his helping paw is not far away.show more

Rating details

64 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (27)
4 42% (27)
3 8% (5)
2 5% (3)
1 3% (2)
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