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Paddington - King of the Castle

Written by Michael Bond

Illustrated by R. W. Alley

Paddington - King of the Castle Synopsis

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Paddington - King of the Castle 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007202010
Publication date: 25th June 2009
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: R. W. Alley
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Michael Bond

Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael died in 2017, leaving behind one of the great literary legacies of our time.

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