John Burningham

Air Miles
  • Air Miles

  • A poignant book about new horizons and saying goodbye from best-loved creators: John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury

    Miles is a difficult dog who loves to ride in his motor car. He's growing older, but a new challenge awaits when he takes to the skies.

    A picture book of beauty, infinite possibility, and love, which explores loss and grief in subtle and comforting ways.

    This is the award-winning author-illustrator John Burningham's last story - written by friend, Bill Salaman and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

John Burningham was born in 1936. He studied illustration at the Central School of Art. His first children's book, Borka, was published in 1963, and it was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal as the best illustrated book of the year. John Burningham collaborated with Ian Fleming on Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, designing the model of the famous car. He lived in London with his wife Helen Oxenbury, also a well-known author and illustrator. John Burningham died on January 4th, 2019.

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