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Illustrated ByR. W. Alley
PublisherHarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date5th July 2012
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Paddington Goes for Gold
Written by: Michael Bond
Illustrated by: R. W. Alley
Part of the 'Paddington' Series
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
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.
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SynopsisPaddington 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
Author of over one hundred books, many of them for children, Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, but he grew up in Reading. On leaving school at the age of fourteen, he spent a year in a lawyers’ office before joining the BBC as an engineer. During the war he served with both the RAF and the army, and it was in 1947, while stationed in Cairo, that he wrote his first short story. Its acceptance by London Opinion sowed the seeds of a future career, but before becoming a full-time writer he was to spend many happy and fruitful years as a BBC television cameraman.
One snowy Christmas Eve he was taking refuge in Selfridges when he came across a small toy bear, literally left on the shelf. Bought as a ‘stocking filler’ for his first wife, Brenda, it was to act as the inspiration for ‘A Bear Called Paddington’, first published in 1958.
In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature.
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