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A Bear Called Paddington

Written by Michael Bond

Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Classic Fiction Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on A Bear Called Paddington

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.

A Bear Called Paddington Synopsis

A new edition and CD pack.

"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

A Bear Called Paddington Press Reviews

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

'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.'  The Teacher

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

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ISBN: 9780007581795
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mixed media product

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007581795
Publication date: 10th July 2014
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mixed media product
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Books vs Films, Classic Fiction
Other Categories: Paddington

About 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. 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 ...

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