The Magic Bed Paperback – 4 Mar 2004
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"Burningham's a dab hand at leaving a story hanging in mid-air, and, a s ever, this moving and poetic hymn to the power of imagination invites and rewards any amount of personal interpretation" (Joanna Carey Guardian)
"The book has its moments of suspense and an engagingly suggestive ending, but best of all is the succinct, expressive, sketchy style, which communicates emotions, characters, settings and atmosphere with great precision" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)
"Burningham's story taps into the limitless realm of a child's imagination. It's a classic tale from one of the best around" (Damian Kelleher Metro Life)
"The story has a strong appeal because it is a fantasy that is true to reality: everyone has a kind of magic bed" (Jane Doonan TES)
"An ideal showcast for what Burningham does best: blending domestic detail with expressionistic emotion and scale" (Sally Williams Independent)
A beautifully illustrated, engaging look at the limitlessness of the imagination. Classic Burningham.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
A boy goes out to buy a new bed and comes back with one the shopkeeper says is magic. And lo and behold, when he tries it...
My little boy loves the adventures but was confused by some of the family relationships - his mums boyfriend (I think) takes him to buy the bed, they all live at grandma's house. While this does reflect modern family life, an older child would more quickly latch onto this idea.
We love John Burningham and are working our way though his back catalogue. This is a lesser known example but highly enjoyable.
We can't work out the magic word though... My son is scared to try in case his bed flies away but it would be fun to see what children come up with: "m . . . y".
You need a large post box for it to be delivered as I had to collect mine due to large size.
Great book which brought back great childhood memories!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like J Burningham books very much and would like to buy some more but it looks they are not available????
My grown up children read them when they were young.
Good for a just 3 year old and her 1 year old sister. Hence the card board edition. Nice story.Published on 28 Jun. 2014 by sheila geeler
Fantastic book,really good condition super price thanks.Bought for school my class loved it.They went on to write their own stories.Published on 31 May 2014 by Carol Szpitter