Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers

Borka The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers Once upon a time there were two geese called Mr and Mrs Plumpster Each spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors and Mrs Plumpster layed her eggs Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched

  • Title: Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers
  • Author: John Burningham
  • ISBN: 9780224064941
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Once upon a time there were two geese called Mr and Mrs Plumpster Each spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors, and Mrs Plumpster layed her eggs Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched, but Borka was different she had no feathers and could not fly When winter came the other geese flew off in search of warmer climates, leaving Borka all alone But her adOnce upon a time there were two geese called Mr and Mrs Plumpster Each spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors, and Mrs Plumpster layed her eggs Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched, but Borka was different she had no feathers and could not fly When winter came the other geese flew off in search of warmer climates, leaving Borka all alone But her adventure was only just beginning.

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    About "John Burningham"

    1. John Burningham

      enpedia wiki John_BurMarried to Helen Oxenbury They have one son and two daughters.John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill In 1954 he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, working at a variety of jobs.From 1956 1959, he studied at the Central School of Art, after which he designed posters for London Transport and the British Transport Commission He also spent a year on an animated puppet film in the Middle East He then became a writer and illustrator of children s books, his first book, Borka The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers 1963 winning the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1963, an achievement he repeated with Mr Gumpy s Outing 1970.Since then, he has written and illustrated many children s books He is also a freelance designer of murals, exhibitions models, magazine illustrations and advertisements.

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    1. Once upon a time there were two geese called Mr and Mrs Plumpster. Each Spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors, and Mrs Plumpster laid her eggs. Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched: Archie, Freda, Jennifer, Oswald, Timothy and Borka. But Borka was different. Borka had no feathers and could not fly. The doctor goose was called and all he could say was, 'A most unusual case.'Mrs Plumpster therefore decided to knit Borka something to keep her warm and as she could not knit feathe [...]



    2. Borka, one of six new goslings in the Plumpster gaggle, has a particularly lovely knitted jumper. The geese around her don’t seem to appreciate as much as she does though. This is a tale of a young goose discovering that she is somewhat different from her brothers and sisters, her friends and even her parents. Her differences stop her from joining in and force her to find new and different forms of travelling. In finding different and untrodden routes, however, Borka also discovers friendship, [...]


    3. I am a big fan of John Burningham as much for the illustrations as for the story itself. He has a great 'sensible' imagination (like knitting feathers for Borka) which always makes me smile. Borka is a gosling that is born without feathers unlike his siblings. He cannot learn to fly and cannot emmigrate when it gets cold. But his mum knits him a top to keep warm. When his siblings fly off he is taken to Kew Gardens with all the other birds and this becomes his home. I actually found it quite mov [...]


    4. This is John Burningham's first book, over fifty years old, and it won Britain's Kate Greenaway Medal for most distinguished work in children's book illustrations. It is a delightful tale of Borka, as the title tells, one of a new flock of six, but the one who had no feathers. His mother, Mrs. Plumpster, knitted him a sweater, and he was teased, and eventually, when the family flew south, he was left behind. The tale might end there, and sadly, but Borka has a life to lead and adventures to have [...]


    5. Die Bilder erinnern an expressionistische Gemälde:vintagechildrensbooksmykidSpannend und bewegend ohne pädagogischen Impetus.



    6. This book was first published in 1963 and then re-published in 1992. This relatively simple story is about a goose (Borka) who is one of five geese born to Mr and Mrs Plumpster one spring day. However Borka is unusual in that she is born without feathers. Borka’s parents initially seem to be worried about this and call in the doctor goose to investigate. The doctor says that the only thing that can be done is for Borka’s mother to knit Borka some feathers. This turns out to be a grey woollen [...]


    7. There is something of a fairy-tale element attached to Burningham's first children's book and a take on the ugly duckling theme. Prior to this story being published, John had been working for magazines illustrating posters and he was just becoming familiar with the stylistics related to illustrating children's books. I think that some of this comes across in the style and standard of the writing as well as the placement of the text on each page. It's clear that he wants the pictures to work hard [...]


    8. I usually like John Burningham books, but for some reason this one just fell flat for me. It's the story of a goose born without feathers. Her mother knits her a gray cardigan, yet the little duck still has trouble - not learning how to fly or swim. After some adventures she ends up in a park in London.Blotchy, uninspired illustrations.


    9. This is a cute "ugly duckling" kind of story with some local British color. :) Less of a fairy tale feeling than The Ugly Duckling. Recommended for up to first or 2nd grade, or for a change instead of a version of The Ugly Duckling if you want to cover the same theme with a different book. :)






    10. We really enjoy this quirky little story and love the unusual illustrations. It's a gentle tale, simply told with a good old fashioned ending.



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