The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star!
Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike.
"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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 254 x 189 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
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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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