The hilarious adventures of everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington, now a major movie star!
“Even Paddington can’t come to much harm in half an hour,” said Mrs Brown optimistically.
But who else other than Paddington could hang Mr Curry’s lawnmower from a treetop or set Father Christmas’ beard on fire?
For more than sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
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.
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