Paddington by Michael Bond
  

Paddington

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by R. W. Alley

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Synopsis

Paddington by Michael Bond

A gorgeous little hardback edition of the classic story of the bear from Peru. Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading 'Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown promptly welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. Now this classic story is available as a charming miniature picture book edition.

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

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 6

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
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Publication date

3rd March 2008

ISBN

9780007277070


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