Paddington's London Treasury by Michael Bond


Paddington's London Treasury by Michael Bond

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. Now four of the best-loved classic London picture books are brought together in one volume. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based picture book adventures for the first time. Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddngton and the Grand Tour


'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 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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96 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

31st March 2011



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