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Paddington at the Zoo by Michael Bond
  

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Paddington at the Zoo by Michael Bond

A funny story about the irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru - soon to be 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!

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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

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.

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Publication date

7th February 2000

Author

Michael Bond

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Author's Website

mikebondbooks.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
24 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 7 years

Categories

Picture books
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780006647447

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