Paddington Goes for Gold by Michael Bond

Paddington Goes for Gold

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by R. W. Alley
Part of the Paddington Series

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Everyone’s favourite Bear joins in summer sporting fever! There are races for everything – even knitting - at the local sports club. Paddington and the Brown family are sure they will win something! Paddington tries hard but can he secure a gold medal?
Lovely family fun.


Paddington Goes for Gold by Michael Bond

A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with rather sticky results!

Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. But whether he's putting the shot, helping Jonathan and Judy get ready for the three-legged race, or taking part in a relay, nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington's reach?


Praise for the Paddington series:

'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.' - Stephen Fry

'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.' - The Teacher

'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 was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England on 13th January 1926. 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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

5th July 2012




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