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Paddington Races Ahead by Michael Bond
  

Paddington Races Ahead

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Paddington Races Ahead by Michael Bond

Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! My legs are a bit short for the pole vault! repeated Paddington hotly. But they've always been that way. Somehow Paddington always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around! Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

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For all those who grew up with Paddington Bear-and for those currently growing up with him-this new offering will be a lovely little addition to your collection - Time Out PRAISE FOR PADDINGTON: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.
Stephen Fry

'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.'
The Bookseller Michael Bond is a national treasure The Telegraph

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 February 2013

Author

Michael Bond

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Author's Website

mikebondbooks.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780007458851

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