Author(s): John Burningham
A tale of a little boy speeding through the night on his dream-train to far off lands where endangered animals beg for a lift. The author also wrote "Mr Gumpy's Outing", "Would You Rather" and "Come Away From the Water". "Granpa" won the 1984 Emil/Kurt Maschler Award.
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.