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Michael Bond - Author

About the Author

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.

Michael Bond never thought of writing for children but, after producing a number of short stories and radio plays, his agent suggested that he adapt a television play for children. His first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958 by William Collins & Sons (now HarperCollins Publishers). At the time, Michael Bond was working as a television cameraman for the BBC.

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.

Featured books by Michael Bond

Other books by Michael Bond

Paddington's Suitcase

Paddington's Suitcase

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/07/2021

Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. Children's favourite, Paddington is al bear of earnest good intentions who gets drawn into mishap and adventure at every turn. Thankfully his great sense of logic and determination manage to get him out of most scrapes, albeit in perhaps some rather unconventional ways. Find out what happens when Paddington gets all the wrong kind of attention at the zoo, goes on a funfair ride and 'helps' around the house... The Paddington books contained in the suitcase are: Paddington and the Busy Day Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow Paddington at the Fair Paddington at the Palace Paddington at the Zoo Paddington Minds the House Paddington the Artist

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Board book Release Date: 25/06/2021

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! When Paddington Bear goes to town looking for different shapes, he soon discovers that some are much longer-lasting than others... especially if they happen to be very tasty! Pre-schoolers will love identifying shapes on this journey with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Paddington The Original Paddington Adventure

Paddington The Original Paddington Adventure

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Board book Release Date: 12/06/2021

The classic story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington. Now available in board book format - perfect for tiny paws! 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 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, for ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around!

The Psychology of the Chinese People

The Psychology of the Chinese People

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2021

The Chinese people constitute more than a quarter of the world's population, yet until now there has been no single volume that summarizes and integrates the wealth of data available, in English and Chinese, on the psychological functioning of the Chinese people. The Psychology of the Chinese People fulfills this role, emphasizing the prime areas of research, both past and present, the theoretical models used to integrate these findings, and areas for future research. The book also provides a cross-cultural comparative perspective on the data. The topics covered include socialization, perception, cognition, personality, psychopathology, social behavior, and organization.

Paddington in the Garden

Paddington in the Garden

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2021

A hilarious story Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! For Paddington, one of the nicest things about being a bear and living with the Brown family is being able to share their lovely garden. But gardens don't just happen, and the one at number thirty-two Windsor Gardens keeps the whole family busy, so Paddington is only too pleased to lend a paw when they give him a chance. He may not have 'green fingers', but the fact that paws and marmalade are never far apart leads to some unexpectedly colourful results during National Garden Week!

Paddington at the Circus

Paddington at the Circus

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R.W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2021

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! The circus has come to town, and Paddington and the Browns have front row seats! But Paddington becomes anxious when he looks up and sees a man dangling from a rope by his ankles. Always ready to lend a paw, he rushes off to save the trapeze artist and as a result the circus is turned upside down! Paddington, however, comes out on top as the star of the show. For more than six decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world.

Paddington The Original Story of the Bear from Darkest Peru

Paddington The Original Story of the Bear from Darkest Peru

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2021

For six decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world. Paddington is now a major movie star! For younger readers, here is the classic story of the bear from Darkest Peru who stowed away on a ship headed for England. He arrived at Paddington Station with nothing but a suitcase, a half-empty jar of marmalade and a label that read, 'Please look after this bear. Thank you.'

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