The Classic Adventures of Paddington by Michael Bond
  

The Classic Adventures of Paddington

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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To celebrate the enduring popularity of the bear from Darkest Peru, this is a very special treasury complete with slipcase which brings together eleven of the original Paddington stories delicately illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. It makes an exquisite keepsake gift to be treasured.

Synopsis

The Classic Adventures of Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. This beautiful slipcase edition features 11 complete and unabridged Paddington Bear stories of the bear who was found by Brown family on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for things just seem to happen to Paddington. Wherever there is excitement to be found, a flooded bathroom, menacing dumplings, or a bear overboard, Paddington is never far from the scene...

Paddington will come to our cinema screens in time for Christmas 2014. David Heyman, best known for his work with Harry Potter, will produce this major new release which sees Nicole Kidman join a stellar British cast including Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi and Sally Hawkins. See the trailer on www.paddington.com

Reviews

Praise for the Paddington series: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington...He is a British institution. Stephen Fry

'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller

About the Author

Michael Bond

Michael Bond 13 Jan 1926 - 28 June 2017. Born in Newbury, Berkshire, England he was educated at Presentation College, Reading. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. He began writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine called London Opinion. This experience helped him decide that he wanted to be a writer.

After the first Paddington book was accepted, Michael Bond went on to write a whole series and by 1967 his books were so successful that that he was able to give up his job with the BBC in order to become a full-time writer.

In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael celebrated his 90th birthday in January 2016. He is married with two adult children and lives in London, not far from Paddington Station.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
448 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 7 years

Author

Michael Bond
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Author's Website

www.paddington.com/gb/home/

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd July 2014

ISBN

9780007562077

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