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Paddington

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Paddington by Michael Bond

The classic story of everyone's favourite bear - Paddington! Join Paddington and the Browns as they start their adventures at Paddington Station and relive the much-loved story of this adorable bear!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.Young children will love this charming picture book of the original Paddington story.

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

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

1st October 2007

Author

Michael Bond

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Author's Website

mikebondbooks.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 1 to 3 years

Categories

Picture books: character books

ISBN

9780007236329

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