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Michael Bond - Author

About the Author

Author of over one hundred books, many of them for children, Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, but he grew up in Reading. On leaving school at the age of fourteen, he spent a year in a lawyers’ office before joining the BBC as an engineer. During the war he served with both the RAF and the army, and it was in 1947, while stationed in Cairo, that he wrote his first short story. Its acceptance by London Opinion sowed the seeds of a future career, but before becoming a full-time writer he was to spend many happy and fruitful years as a BBC television cameraman. One snowy Christmas Eve he was taking refuge in Selfridges when he came across a small toy bear, literally left on the shelf. Bought as a ‘stocking filler’ for his first wife, Brenda, it was to act as the inspiration for ‘A Bear Called Paddington’  first published fifty years ago, in 1958. In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature.

Featured books by Michael Bond

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

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Other books by Michael Bond

Paddington

Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 21/11/2019

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!

Paddington's Guide to London

Paddington's Guide to London

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A bear's eye view of London as told by the classic, best-loved character from Darkest Peru. Paddington unveils his adopted home as only Paddington can. From the station itself (the start of it all) and on through all the major London destinations (with some surprising detours en route) this is a guide certain to entertain and enlighten the whole family. With plenty of anecdotes and stops for refreshments along the way, Paddington's London will guide visitors and London dwellers alike, young and old, families, couples, friends and solitary explorers to a London that is rich, exciting, fascinating and fun.

Paddington's Post

Paddington's Post

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Based on the original stories by Michael Bond, a new Paddington adventure with real mail to open and enjoy! This funny interactive picture book explores Paddington's new life in London after travelling all the way from Darkest Peru and meeting Mr and Mrs Brown at Paddington station. Open the six envelopes inside and find out all about his new home, family and friends. These include Paddington's first letter to Aunt Lucy, a half-price voucher for his favourite buns, a very special birthday card - and more!

Paddington Goes to Hospital

Paddington Goes to Hospital

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday, said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure lying on the lawn. I knew no good would come of it. Paddington let out a groan ... When the Browns find Paddington lying on the lawn, unable to remember where he is or even what the word bun means, they immediately realise something is seriously wrong and send for an ambulance. It's Paddington's first time in hospital and the doctors and nurses soon discover that he is rather an unusual patient! Full of the humorous misunderstandings and adventures that this lovable bear is famous for, this is a great story for the young Paddington fan who is apprehensive, or merely curious, about what goes on inside a hospital.

The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice

The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From the creator of Paddington Bear comes a tale of dastardly villains and unlikely tiny heroes... The Perk family live in a doll's house in a castle. The castle is their home - but when someone new with devious plans comes to rule the roost, will our family of mice come up trumps? Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.

Paddington The Original Story of the Bear from Peru

Paddington The Original Story of the Bear from Peru

Author: Michael Bond Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/08/2019

The classic story of a much-loved bear - Paddington! Join Paddington and the Browns as they start their adventures at Paddington Station and relive their treasured story in this stylish book and CD set. 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 promptly 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. Ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. Now this treasured story is available as a charming picture book and CD set that even the youngest children will enjoy.

Paddington at the Tower

Paddington at the Tower

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington visits the Tower of London he makes sure he has enough marmalade sandwiches to sustain him - a whole suitcase in fact! Unfortunately, it is not only bears who like sandwiches as Paddington is soon to discover...

Paddington at the Zoo

Paddington at the Zoo

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington visits the zoo, he takes enough marmalade sandwiches with him to last all day. However, he is none too pleased when he realises how popular they are with the zoo's inhabitants! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.

Paddington the Artist

Paddington the Artist

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington goes to an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to work on his own masterpieces. And it's not long before he sells some of his paintings to a mysterious art collector! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington and Mr Gruber visit Hampton Court they are joined by a group of tourists who all expect to come back home with them for tea! Luckily, Paddington finds an a-mazing way out of the situation. Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.

Paddington at the Palace

Paddington at the Palace

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see anything! Luckily a mysterious someone `on high' appears to like small bears... Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.

The Complete Adventures of Paddington The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

The Complete Adventures of Paddington The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite volume, bringing together all fifteen of the classic novels about the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, the complete collection of fifteen novels are brought together for the very first time in this beautifully illustrated keepsake book. A must-have for readers everywhere, to be treasured from generation to generation. This very special treasury contains: A Bear Called Paddington More About Paddington Paddington Helps Out Paddington Abroad Paddington at Large Paddington Marches On Paddington at Work Paddington Goes to Town Paddington Takes the Air Paddington on Top Paddington Takes the Test Paddington Here and Now Paddington Races Ahead Love from Paddington Paddington's Finest Hour

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Browns he is sure to include `the garden'. Paddington feels very lucky to have such a nice garden, especially as he has his own little patch in it to keep him out of mischief! When Paddington is around, things are rarely simple and he soon finds that gardening his own little patch in the Brown family's garden is not as easy as he had thought. He sets out, with a jar of marmalade of course, to look for ideas... Children can recap the story through Paddington's list on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

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? Children can recap the different ways Paddington tried to help in the sports day races through the summary on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond, Karen Jankel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday, said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure lying on the lawn. I knew no good would come of it. Paddington has got himself into trouble again, and this time he finds himself being whisked off to hospital in an ambulance. Full of the humorous misunderstandings and adventures that this lovable bear is famous for, this is a great story for the young Paddington fan who is apprehensive, or merely curious, about what goes on inside a hospital. Children can recap Paddington's experience in hospital through his letter to Aunt Lucy on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Paddington Bear returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious book by Michael Bond. Paddington is very excited. He is going on a day trip around the city with his friend, Mr Gruber. With his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella in case it rains, the bear from darkest Peru is ready for anything. Or almost... Children can recap the story through the poster on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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