A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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One of our Books of the Year 2014 The classic story of Paddington Bear, so called because the Brown family first meet him on Paddington Station and decide to take him home. Paddington Bear has travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with a label round his neck that reads: “Please Look After This Bear”. Paddington Bear is a most delightful companion but he is not exactly house-trained and having him living with them brings the Browns all sorts of adventures. Stephen Fry reads the accompanying CD brilliantly.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Stories about Paddington Bear's attempts to be helpful - which always end in disaster.
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A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

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"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, read by Stephen Fry. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He has travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.

Paddington will come to our cinema screens in time for Christmas 2014. David Heyman, best known for his work with Harry Potter, will produce this major new release which sees Nicole Kidman join a stellar British cast including Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi and Sally Hawkins. See the trailer on www.paddington.com


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

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

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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160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

30th June 2016




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