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Paddington Goes for Gold

Written by Michael Bond

Illustrated by R. W. Alley

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Everyone’s favourite Bear joins in summer sporting fever! There are races for everything – even knitting - at the local sports club. Paddington and the Brown family are sure they will win something! Paddington tries hard but can he secure a gold medal?
Lovely family fun.

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Paddington Goes for Gold Synopsis

A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with rather sticky results!

Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. But whether he's putting the shot, helping Jonathan and Judy get ready for the three-legged race, or taking part in a relay, nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington's reach?

Paddington Goes for Gold 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: 9780007427734
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007427734
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: R. W. Alley
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

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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