Paddington: King of the Castle by Michael Bond
  

Paddington: King of the Castle

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by R. W. Alley

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Synopsis

Paddington: King of the Castle by Michael Bond

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ...especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Reviews

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

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

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

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

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Michael Bond
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Author's Website

www.paddington.com/gb/home/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st June 2009

ISBN

9780007202010


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