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A Bear Called Paddington

Written by Michael Bond

Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

A Bear Called Paddington Synopsis

The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. A bear on Paddington Station? said Mrs Brown in amazement. Don't be silly - there can't be. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008192242
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 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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