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  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857552198
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $35.00

Air Miles



A poignant book about new horizons and saying goodbye from husband and wife, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury

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.

  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857552198
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $35.00

About the authors

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 ShoppingBasket (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 offour 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.

Helen Oxenbury

Helen Oxenbury is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators in the world. Her numerous books for children include the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and one of the best-loved picture books of all time We're Going on a Bear Hunt written by Michael Rosen. She lives in London, England.

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