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Borka : the adventures of a goose with no feathers  Cover Image Book Book

Borka : the adventures of a goose with no feathers / [written and illustrated by] John Burningham.

Burningham, John, (author,, illustrator.).


"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536200409
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First Candlewick Press edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK, a Penguin Random House Company.
Awards Note:
Kate Greenaway Medal, 1963.
Subject: Geese > Juvenile fiction.
Geese > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library EASY FIC BURNINGHAM 112285 EASY Available -

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