John Burningham Dies: British author/illustrator John Burningham dies at age 82 on January 4, 2019. The two-time Kate Greenaway medal winner created more than 60 books, including Mr. Gumpy’s Outing (1970), Come Away from the Water, Shirley (1977), and Hey! Get Off Our Train (1989). He was married to fellow children’s book author/illustrator Helen Oxenbury, who survives him, along with their son and two daughers. www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/07/john-burningham-obituary.