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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator

John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82. The illustrator of many loved classics such as Mr Gumpy's Outing, Avocado baby, and of course, Granpa died on Friday 4th January. Married to fellow illustrator Helen Oxenbury, Burningham delighted many children and their parents with his books which could be read by their pictures alone with the writing the icing on the cake. Librarians owe a lot to John Burningham who will be very much missed.

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