Ursus Nomine Paddington: A Bear Called Paddington

Ursus Nomine Paddington: A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

ISBN
9780007412563
Pub date
28/10/2010
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Hardback
Format
Demy 135x204mm
Extent
128 pages
Price
£12.99
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Book Overview


A wonderful Latin edition of the classic story of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, who was found lost on Paddington Station.

The Browns first met Paddington on 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 his hat.

The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

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