A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback)Michael Bond (author), Peggy Fortnum (illustrator)
The original story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington, now a major movie star!
"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - 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.
For more than sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
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
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“It's nice having a bear around the house”
The very sad departure of Mr Bond to the great library in the sky prompted my fondest memories of reading this as a child.
What really shines through is Michael Bond's deep and very obviously genuine love for... More
“A special request from a nostalgic 31-year-old child!”
This was bought as a birthday present for a long-standing Paddington fan. Birthday not for a couple of weeks yet, but am sure she will be delighted.
It is beautifully presented and will no doubt be treasured!
“This book made me smile”
Right at the start, Paddington, with no home or relatives in England, is taken in and accepted by the Brown family as one of their own. This alone is a heartwarming and timeless message. Bond writes with such humour... More
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