Burgess works as a writer and artist of children's books, something
he's been doing for the last twenty-five years. He also works
as a computer programmer, and designs special warm places for
his cat to sleep.
most recent picture book for younger readers is Where
Teddy Bears Come From, which has wonderful illustrations
by Russell Ayto. For older children Mark wrote and illustrated
Mutiny at Crossbones Bay in the Usborne Puzzle Adventures
series - an exciting adventure about pirates and buried treasure
with a puzzle to solve on every page. He has also adapted and
coloured Peggy Fortnum's illustrations for the 50th Anniversay
Edition of A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond,
and provided new illustrations for a classic edition of Little
Toot by Hardie Gramatky.
provided illustrations in the style of E H Shepard for the first
authorised sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh, Return
to the Hundred Acre Wood, with stories by David
Benedictus, published in October 2009
of all Mark's books can be found here.