A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

ISBN
9780008264000
Pub date
04/10/2018
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Hardback
Format
A4 195x260mm
Extent
144 pages
Price
£20.00
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Book Overview


To celebrate 60 years of Paddington Bear, comes this beautiful new edition of his first ever adventure. Unabridged and featuring beautiful colour drawings from Peggy Fortnum, this stunning slipcased children’s gift book will delight Paddington fans new and old. The perfect present to treasure forever.

“A bear? On Paddington station?” Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. “Don’t be silly, Henry. 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.

Since A Bear Called Paddington was first published in 1958, the character of Paddington has won the hearts and minds of over 35 million readers the world over, and he is now the star of two major movie box office hits. Paddington Bear ranks alongside other beloved character such as Winnie-the-Pooh, and Mary Poppins as an essential part of our literary heritage.

About the author


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.

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
  • Praise for Paddington’s Finest Hour:
  • “…a delight throughout…” Financial Times
  • Praise for Love From Paddington:
  • “…a jolly ride through the best of the Paddington tales” The Times
  • “…a delightful collection…” Sunday Express