Paddington and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond
  

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by R. W. Alley

Synopsis

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond

A funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special.

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Praise for the Paddington series:

`I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.





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 an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st October 2008

ISBN

9780007257737


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