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Borka : the adventures of a goose with no feathers

Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018. ©1963
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First Candlewick Press edition.; [55th Anniversary Edition]View all editions and formats
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"Mr. and Mrs. Plumpster are delighted when their six eggs hatch into adorable baby goslings. But one has them worried: Borka, who was born without feathers. The doctor encourages Mrs. Plumpster to knit Borka a fuzzy sweater, but while it helps keep out the cold, it doesn't keep all the other young geese from teasing Borka --until, come migration day, her siblings fly off without her. What is the tearful goose to do?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burningham
ISBN: 9781536200409 1536200409
OCLC Number: 1052785153
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK, a Penguin Random House Company.
Awards: Kate Greenaway Medal, 1963.
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: [written and illustrated by] John Burningham.

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"Mr. and Mrs. Plumpster are delighted when their six eggs hatch into adorable baby goslings. But one has them worried: Borka, who was born without feathers. The doctor encourages Mrs. Plumpster to knit Borka a fuzzy sweater, but while it helps keep out the cold, it doesn't keep all the other young geese from teasing Borka --until, come migration day, her siblings fly off without her. What is the tearful goose to do? In a brand-new edition of his debut book for children --awarded a prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1963 --the incomparable John Burningham turns a sad beginning into a whimsical tale of pluck and serendipity, kindness and kindred spirits, as he celebrates the rare birds among us."--publisher's description.

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